CN107276100A - Load control system, broadcast controller, RF receptor and wireless controller - Google Patents

Load control system, broadcast controller, RF receptor and wireless controller Download PDF

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CN107276100A
CN107276100A CN 201710372938 CN201710372938A CN107276100A CN 107276100 A CN107276100 A CN 107276100A CN 201710372938 CN201710372938 CN 201710372938 CN 201710372938 A CN201710372938 A CN 201710372938A CN 107276100 A CN107276100 A CN 107276100A
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Abstract

The invention relates to a load control system, a broadcast controller, an RF receptor and a wireless controller. A load control system for controlling a plurality of electrical load includes a plurality of energy controllers, and a first broadcast controller, wherein each energy controller controls t least one of the electrical loads; the first broadcast controller is provided with a first antenna and a second antenna; the first antenna is arranged at the first position; the second antenna is arranged at the second position which is orthogonal to the first position; the first broadcast controller transmits first wireless signals through the first antenna, and transmits second wireless signals through the second antenna; and each energy controller receives at least one of the first wireless signals and the second wireless signals, and is in response to the received wireless signals to control the corresponding load.

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负载控制系统、广播控制器、RF接收装置和无线控制器 The load control system, broadcast controller, the RF receiving apparatus and the wireless controller

[0001] 本申请是申请日为2012年12月21日、申请号为201280070361.2 (国际申请号为PCT/US2012/071421)、发明名称为“广播控制器”的中国专利申请的分案申请。 [0001] This application is filed on December 21, 2012, Application No. 201280070361.2 (International Application No. PCT / US2012 / 071421), entitled "broadcast controller" Chinese patent application divisional applications.

[0002] 相关申请的交叉参考 [0002] CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

[0003] 本申请要求于2011年12月28日提交的名为LOAD CONTROL SYSTEM HAVING INDEPENDENTLY-CONTROLLED UNITS RESPONSIVE TO A BROADCAST TRANSMITTER的美国临时专利申请No.61/580,898、于2012年4月30日提交的名为LOAD⑶NTROL SYSTEM HAVING INDEPENDENTLY-CONTROLLED UNITS RESPONSIVE TO A BROADCAST TRANSMITTER的美国临时专利申请No. 61/640,241、以及于2012年6月I日提交的名为LOAD CONTROL SYSTEM HAVING INDEPENDENTLY-CONTROLLED UNITS RESPONSIVE TO A BROADCAST TRANSMITTER的美国临时专利申请No. 61/654,562的优先权。 [0003] This application claims the benefit of US Provisional Patent entitled LOAD CONTROL SYSTEM HAVING INDEPENDENTLY-CONTROLLED UNITS RESPONSIVE TO A BROADCAST TRANSMITTER in December 28, 2011 filed No.61 / 580,898, in 2012, filed April 30 US provisional Patent entitled LOAD⑶NTROL SYSTEM HAVING INDEPENDENTLY-CONTROLLED UNITS RESPONSIVE tO a BROADCAST TRANSMITTER application No. 61 / 640,241, and entitled LOAD CONTROL SYSTEM HAVING INDEPENDENTLY-CONTROLLED UNITS RESPONSIVE tO a BROADCAST TRANSMITTER in June 2012, I filed U.S. provisional Patent application No. 61 / 654,562 in.

背景技术 Background technique

[0004] 诸如住宅、办公楼、大商店、工厂等的建筑物通常使用负载控制系统用于控制电力负载。 [0004] typically use load control system for controlling electrical loads of residential buildings, office buildings, large stores, such as factories. 电力负载的实例包括电灯、机动化窗上用品、电扇、以及其他这样的能量消耗设备。 Examples of electrical load comprises a lamp, a motorized window supplies, fans, and other such energy consuming devices. 图1示出示例办公楼11中的这样的负载控制系统10。 Figure 1 shows an example of such a load control system 11 of the building 10.

[0005] 负载控制系统10可以包括一个或多个单独系统12a-d。 [0005] The load control system 10 may include one or more individual systems 12a-d. 描述三个办公室Ha-C和一个会议室14d—每个房间都具有其自己的单独系统12a_d。 Ha-C describes three offices and a conference room 14d- Each room has its own separate system 12a_d. 每个单独系统12a_d都可以包括至少一个负载控制设备,例如,壁挂式调光器开关26,其可以控制顶灯18。 12a_d each individual system may include at least one load control device, for example, wall-mounted dimmer switch 26, which may control the ceiling 18. 调光器开关24可以对占用传感器20作出响应。 24 dimmer switch 20 may respond to the occupancy sensor. 特别是,占用传感器20可以检测某个人何时进入房间,并且然后将控制信号发送至调光器开关24。 In particular, the occupancy sensor 20 can detect when someone enters a room, and then transmits a control signal to the dimmer switch 24. 响应于控制信号,调光器开关24可以开启顶灯18。 In response to the control signal, the dimmer switch 24 may be turned on ceiling 18. 类似地,调光器开关24还可以对光传感器(未示出)作出响应,用于基于存在多少日光来减光。 Similarly, the dimmer switch 24 may also be responsive to the optical sensor (not shown), based on how much daylight presence dimming. 负载控制系统10还可以包括机动化窗上用品22,机动化窗上用品22可以对光传感器作出响应。 The load control system 10 may further include a motorized window treatment 22, the motorized window treatment 22 may respond to light sensor. 调光器开关24、占用传感器20、光传感器、以及机动化窗上用品22可以无线地通信。 The dimmer switch 24, an occupancy sensor 20, an optical sensor, and the motorized window treatment 22 may communicate wirelessly.

[0006] 因为负载控制系统10包括单独操作系统12a_d,所以一个单独系统的控制设备不控制另一个单独系统的控制设备。 [0006] because the load control system 10 includes a single operating system 12a_d, so a separate system control device does not control another separate system control device. 同样地,一个单独系统的控制设备不对来自另一个单独系统的控制设备的命令信号作出响应。 Likewise command signal, a control device separate from the system control apparatus does not another separate system to respond. 例如,邻近会议室Hd的办公室14c中的占用传感器20不控制会议室14d中的调光器开关24。 For example, room occupancy sensor adjacent the Hd 14c office 20 does not control the room 14d dimmer switch 24 in. 并且,会议室12d中的调光器开关24不对来自隔壁办公室14c中的占用传感器20的控制信号作出响应。 And, in the conference room 12d dimmer switch control signal occupancy sensor 24 does not partition wall 14c of the office from 20 to respond.

[0007] 在房间14a-d中具有单独系统12a-d对建筑物11的占用者有用。 [0007] 12a-d having a single system 14a-d in a room is useful for building occupants 11. 单独系统12a-d相对容易安装。 12a-d a separate system is relatively easy to install. 例如,单独系统12a_d可以一个房间接一个房间被安装和测试,通常多个安装者同时进行。 For example, a room can be a separate system 12a_d indirectly a room is installed and tested, a plurality of generally simultaneously installer. 单独系统12a_d相对容易维护。 The system is relatively easy to maintain 12a_d alone. 在不影响其他系统的情况下,可以进行一个单独系统的改变。 In the case of the system without affecting other changes may be made in a single system. 单独系统12a_d允许负载控制系统10稍微灵活,这是因为附加单独系统可以被添加至建筑物,以允许分阶段安装和随着时间发展。 The system allows individual 12a_d load control system 10 is slightly flexible, because the additional system may be added separately to the building, installation and to allow phased development over time. 例如,办公楼的占用者可能希望在将机动化窗上用品安装在相应办公室中之前,将它们安装在会议室中。 For example, building occupants may wish prior to the motorized window treatments installed in the respective offices, they are installed in the meeting room. 类似地,操作者可能希望在将占用传感器铺开至建筑物的剩余部分之前,将占用传感器安装在休息室和储藏室中。 Similarly, the operator may wish to spread before occupancy sensor to the remainder of the building, the occupancy sensor is mounted in the lounge and storage room.

[0008] 然而,在建筑物11中使用独立操作系统12a-d存在一个主要缺陷-没有全系统控制和管理。 [0008] However, the use in the building 11 independent operating system 12a-d present a major drawback - no system-wide control and management. 因为独立操作系统12a_d完全独立,它们没有跨过系统作为一个整体以协同方式作用的机制。 Because the operating system independent 12a_d completely independent, they do not cross the whole system as a mechanism for acting in a synergistic manner. 例如,需求响应和整个建筑物时钟功能是两个普遍和有用的全系统控制。 For example, demand response, and the whole building clock function are two common and useful system-wide control. 示例需求响应是负载控制系统何时基于来自电气设施的指示进行全系统调节,诸如,减少总电力消耗时-通常当电气设施的需求最大时。 When the demand response is an example of the load control system for regulating the whole system based on an instruction from the electrical installations, such as reducing the total power consumption - typically when the maximum demand for electrical installations. 整个建筑物时钟功能可以包括例如在一天内在一个模式下并且在闲暇时在另一种模式下调节所有灯。 The whole building clock function may include for example, a day mode and adjust all the internal lamps in another mode, at their leisure. 因为图1中所示的这些独立操作系统12a_d相互完全独立地操作,所以不存在用于响应于来自电气设施的指示或者响应于单个时钟一起调解所有独立单元的机制。 Because these systems operated independently as shown in FIG. 1 12a_d operate completely independently from each other, in response to an indication from a mechanism for an electrical installation or in response to a single clock mediation all together so there is no separate units. 这些有益全系统能力对于包括具有常规独立单元12a-d的负载控制系统的建筑物不可用。 These beneficial for the whole system capacity is not available a control system includes a conventional load cell 12a-d independent of the building.

[0009] 从而,需要提供常规独立单元12a-d的益处以及实现诸如需求响应和整个建筑物时钟功能的全系统功能的负载控制系统。 [0009] Thus, a need to provide the benefits of conventional separate unit 12a-d and a load control system, such as system-wide demand response function and clock function throughout the building.

发明内容 SUMMARY

[0010] 如在此描述的,一种用于控制多个电力负载的负载控制系统包括:具有用于控制能量控制器的命令器的多个独立受控单元(或子系统),其中,独立单元相互独立地被配置并操作。 [0010] As described herein, a method for controlling a plurality of electrical loads load control system comprising: a plurality of independently controlled unit (or subsystem) for controlling the energy director's commands, wherein the independent units are configured and operate independently. 负载控制系统进一步包括广播控制器,该广播控制器将无线信号发射至独立受控单元的能量控制器。 The load control system further comprises a broadcast controller, the broadcast signal is transmitted to the wireless controller unit is independently controlled energy directors. 例如,独立单元的能量控制器可以响应于从广播控制器接收到的无线信号,根据不同控制算法(例如,在不同操作模式下)操作。 For example, the controller may be a separate unit in response to energy received from a broadcast radio signal to the controller, depending on the control algorithm (e.g., in a different operating mode). 由于广播控制器适于与独立单元的能量控制器无线通信,例如,经由射频(RF)信号,在不要求附加线路运行的情况下,可以安装广播控制器。 Since the broadcast controller adapted to power the wireless communication controller is a separate unit and, for example, via a radio frequency (RF) signal, in the case where no additional wiring run, the broadcast controller may be mounted. 广播控制器可以包括被定向为提供空间和极性分集的两个天线,提供用于大于当广播控制器仅具有一个天线时的传输区域的两倍的总传输区域。 Broadcast controller may include spatial and polar oriented to provide two diversity antennas, to provide for the transmission is greater than when the total area is only twice the broadcast controller having a transfer region when one antenna.

[0011] 负载控制系统可以被容易地安装和配置,而不需要计算机或先进的试运行过程。 [0011] The load control system may be easily installed and configured, without the need for sophisticated test run or a computer process. 独立受控单元可以被独立编程(即,能量控制器被配置成对相应独立受控单元的命令器作出响应)。 Independently controlled unit may be independently programmed (i.e., energy controller is configured to command a respective independently controlled unit responds). 负载控制系统可以被容易地升级,以添加新系统功能并且添加更多命令器和能量控制器。 The load control system can be easily upgraded, and to add new features to add more system commands and an energy controller. 特别是,在独立受控单元最初被试运行,以在不要求独立受控单元的能量控制器和命令器被重新编程的情况下,添加独立受控单元(诸如,需求响应控制)的全局和中心控制之后,广播控制器可以被添加至负载控制系统,从而允许短附加试运行时间。 In particular, the unit is initially controlled independently test run, in order to independently controlled without requiring energy directors and command unit is reprogrammed added independently controlled unit (such as a demand response control) and global after the control center, the broadcast controller may be added to the load control system, allowing an additional short time trials. 另外,当需求响应命令由负载控制系统接收时,广播控制器可以提供用于控制电力负载的简单开箱即用(out-of-box)功能,其中,开箱即用功能容易传输并且向负载控制系统的潜在客户解释。 Further, when the demand response command is received by the load control system, the broadcast controller may provide a simple box for controlling the power load, i.e. with (out-of-box) functions, which easily out of the box and the load transmission function potential customers control system of interpretation. 而且,负载控制系统的能量控制器的操作特性和设定可以被调谐,以允许容易调节系统操作, 以在系统的初始试运行之后,改进人体舒适度和满意度。 Moreover, the energy of the controller of the load control system operating characteristics and settings can be tuned to allow easy adjustment system operation to after the initial commissioning of the system, improve the human comfort and satisfaction.

[0012] 广播控制器可以进一步能操作成收集用于负载控制系统的能量分析的数据(例如,能量使用信息)。 [0012] The broadcast controller may be further operable to collect the data for energy analysis load control system (e.g., the energy usage information). 例如,广播控制器可以能操作成记录来自一个或多个命令器的数据,所述数据可以用于在安装能量控制器之前预测负载控制系统的能量节省。 For example, the broadcast controller may be operable to record data from one or more command device, the data may be used to predict the energy load control system before installing the controller saves energy. 当负载控制系统响应于需求响应命令调节负载时,负载控制系统还可以提供反馈(诸如,可听声音)。 When adjusting the load in response to a command control system in response to load demand, the load control system may also provide feedback (such as an audible sound).

[0013] 负载控制系统的命令器可以包括例如占用传感器、空置传感器、日光传感器、辐射计、阴天传感器、温度传感器、湿度传感器、压力传感器、烟尘检测器、一氧化碳检测器、大气质量传感器、安全传感器、接近传感器、灯具(fixture)传感器、分离传感器、键盘、电池供电遥控器、动力或太阳供电遥控器、密钥卡、蜂窝电话、智能电话、平板电脑、个人数字助理、个人计算机、膝上型计算机、时钟、音频视觉控制、钥匙卡片开关、安全设备、功率监视设备(诸如,功率计、能量计、实用分表(utility submeter)、以及实用定率计)、中心控制器、住宅、 商业或工业控制器、或这些输入设备的任何结合。 [0013] The load control system commands may include, for example an occupancy sensor, vacancy sensors, daylight sensors, radiometer, cloudy sensors, temperature sensors, humidity sensors, pressure sensors, smoke detector, carbon monoxide detector, air quality sensor, safety sensors, proximity sensors, lamps (fixtures) sensor, a separate sensor, a keyboard, a remote battery powered, solar powered or powered remote control, a key card, a cellular phone, a smart phone, a tablet computer, a personal digital assistant, a personal computer, a laptop computer, a clock, an audio visual control, key card switches, safety devices, the power monitoring device (such as a power meter, an energy meter, the practical score sheet (utility submeter), as well as practical given meter), the central controller, residential, commercial or industrial controllers, or any combination of these input devices.

[0014] 负载控制系统的能量控制器可以包括以下中的一个或多个,例如:用于驱动气体放电灯的调光或开关式镇流器;用于驱动LED光源的发光二极管(LED)驱动器;用于控制照明负载的强度的调光电路;包括调光器电路和白炽或卤素灯的螺旋式照明器;包括镇流器和紧凑型荧光灯的螺旋式照明器;包括LED驱动器和LED光源的螺旋式照明器;电子开关、可控断路器、或用于使器具开启和关闭的其他开关设备;插入负载控制设备、可控电插座、或用于每个都控制一个或多个插入负载(诸如,咖啡壶和空间加热器)的可控电源板;用于控制电动机负载的电动机控制单元,诸如,吊扇或排气风扇;用于控制机动化窗上用品或机动化投影屏幕的驱动单元;机动化内部或外部百叶窗;用于加热和/或冷却系统的自动调温器;用于控制HVAC系统的设定点温度的温度控制设备;空调设 Energy controller [0014] The load control system may include one or more of, for example: for driving a gas discharge lamp dimming or switching ballasts; for driving the light emitting diode LED light source (LED) driver ; dimming circuit for controlling the intensity of the lighting load; dimmer circuit comprises an incandescent or halogen lamps, and spiral illuminator; ballast and compact fluorescent lamps comprises a screw illuminator; includes an LED light source and LED driver spiral illuminator; electronic switch controllable circuit breakers, instrument, or for opening and closing the other switch device; insertion load control device, controllable electrical sockets, each for controlling one or more insertion or loads ( such as space heaters and coffee makers) controllable power board; motor load for controlling the motor control unit, such as a fan or an exhaust fan; a driving unit for controlling a motorized window treatments or motorized projection screen; internal or external motorized shutters; for heating and / or cooling system thermostat; HVAC system for controlling the temperature setpoint temperature control device; conditioning provided ;压缩机;电护壁板加热器控制器;可控阻尼器;可变风量控制器;新鲜空气进气控制器;通风控制器;用于散热器或辐射供热系统的液压阀;湿度控制单元;加湿器;减湿器;热水器;锅炉控制器;水池栗;冰箱; 制冷器;TV或计算机监视器;摄像机;音频系统或放大器;电梯;电源;发电机;充电器,诸如, 电动交通工具充电器;能量存储系统;以及替代能量控制器。 ; Compressor; electric baseboard heater controller; controllable damper; a variable air volume control; fresh air intake controller; ventilator controller; hydraulic valves for radiators or radiant heating system; humidity control unit ; humidifier; dehumidifier; food; boiler controller; Li tank; refrigerator; refrigerator; the TV or a computer monitor; a camera; or an audio system amplifier; elevators; power; generator; charger, such as an electric vehicle charger; an energy storage system; and alternative energy directors.

[0015] 根据本发明的实施例,用于控制多个电力负载的负载控制系统包括多个能量控制器和具有第一天线和第二天线的第一广播控制器,每个能量控制器都能操作成控制至少一个电力负载,其中,第一天线被布置在第一位置,并且第二天线被布置在与第一位置正交的第二位置。 [0015] According to an embodiment of the present invention, a plurality of load control system for controlling electrical loads comprises a plurality of energy directors and, each energy director having a first antenna and a second antenna of a first broadcast controller can to control the operation of at least one power load, wherein the first antenna is disposed in the first position and the second antenna is disposed in the second position orthogonal to the first position. 广播控制器能操作成经由第一天线发射第一无线信号,并且经由第二天线发射第二无线信号。 Broadcast controller via a first antenna operable to transmit a first radio signal and transmitting a second wireless signal via the second antenna. 每个能量控制器都能操作成接收第一和第二无线信号中的至少一个,并且响应于所接收到的无线信号控制相应负载。 Each energy director can operate to receive the first and at least a second radio signal, and in response to a control signal received by the radio to a respective load.

[0016] 在此还描述一种用于在用于控制一个或多个电力负载的负载控制系统中使用的广播控制器。 [0016] The broadcast controller also described for use in a load control system for controlling one or more electric loads for. 负载控制系统包括用于控制至少一个电力负载的至少一个能量控制器。 The load control system includes a controller for controlling at least one energy of at least one electrical load. 广播控制器包括第一天线和第二天线、RF通信电路、以及控制电路。 Broadcast controller comprises a first and second antennas, the RF communication circuit, and a control circuit. RF通信电路能操作地耦合至第一天线和第二天线,用于以传输频率经由第一天线发射第一无线信号,并且以传输频率经由第二天线发射第二无线信号。 RF communication circuitry operatively coupled to the first and second antennas configured to transmit a first transmit frequency via a first antenna a wireless signal, and to transmit a second radio frequency signal through a transmitting antenna. 控制电路耦合至RF通信电路,用于使RF通信电路在第一时隙中发射第一无线信号,并且在第二时隙中发射第二无线信号。 A control circuit coupled to the RF communication circuit, a communication circuit for transmitting a first radio RF signal in the first slot, and transmitting a second radio signal in the second slot.

[0017] 根据本发明的另一个实施例,一种用于控制多个电力负载的负载控制系统包括具有能操作成同时接收无线信号的第一天线和第二天线的第一广播控制器,其中,第一天线被布置在第一位置,并且第二天线被布置在与第一位置正交的第二位置。 [0017] According to another embodiment of the present invention, a load control system for controlling a plurality of electrical loads comprises a radio operable to simultaneously receive a first signal of a first antenna and a second antenna broadcast controller, wherein the first antenna is disposed in the first position and the second antenna is disposed in the second position orthogonal to the first position. 广播控制器包括耦合至用于接收无线信号的第一天线和第二天线的RF通信电路。 Broadcast controller includes an RF communication circuit coupled to a first antenna and a second antenna receiving a wireless signal. RF通信电路响应于由第一天线接收到无线信号而生成第一接收信号,并且响应于由第二天线接收到无线信号而生成第二接收信号。 RF communication circuit to generate a first response to the first received signal received by the antenna to the radio signal, and in response to generate a second received signal received by the second antenna to the radio signal. 广播控制器进一步包括耦合至RF通信电路的控制电路,用于接收第一接收信号和第二接收信号。 Broadcast controller further comprises a control circuit coupled to the RF communication circuit for receiving a first received signal and the second received signal. 控制电路能操作成通过处理第一接收信号和第二接收信号,对由第一天线和第二天线接收到的无线信号作出响应。 A control circuit operable to, in response to received by the first antenna and the second antenna receives the radio signal by processing the first signal and the second received signal.

[0018] 如在此描述的,RF接收设备可以包括:(1)第一天线和第二天线,能操作成同时接收无线信号,第一天线被布置在第一位置,并且第二天线被布置在与第一位置正交的第二位置;(2)第一RF接收器,耦合至第一天线,用于接收无线信号并且生成第一接收信号;(3) 第二RF接收器,耦合至第二天线,用于接收无线信号并且生成第二接收信号;以及(4)控制电路,耦合至第一RF接收器和第二RF接收器,用于接收第一接收信号和第二接收信号,控制电路能操作成处理第一接收信号和第二接收信号,以对由第一天线和第二天线接收到的无线信号作出响应。 [0018] As described herein, the RF receiving apparatus may include: (1) a first antenna and a second antenna, operable to simultaneously receive a wireless signal, a first antenna is disposed in the first position and the second antenna are arranged in the second position to the first position perpendicular; (2) a first RF receiver, is coupled to a first antenna for receiving a wireless signal and to generate a first received signal; (3) a second RF receiver coupled to a second antenna for receiving a wireless signal and generate a second received signal; and (4) a control circuit, coupled to the first and second RF receiver RF receiver for receiving a first received signal and second received signal, a control circuit operable to process the first received signal and second received signals, to respond to received by the first antenna and the second antenna a wireless signal.

[0019] 在此描述可以与一个或多个独立单元通信的广播控制器。 [0019] described herein can be one or more separate units in communication with the broadcast controller. 一个或多个独立单元中的每个都可以包括至少一个命令器和至少一个能量控制器。 One or more individual units may each comprise at least one command and at least one energy director. 至少一个能量控制器能操作成响应于从至少一个命令器接收到的控制信号,控制至少一个电力负载。 At least one energy controller is operable in response to the at least one command is received from the control signal controlling at least one electrical load. 广播控制器可以包括第一天线。 Broadcast controller may comprise a first antenna. 第一天线可以被配置成将第一命令信号发射至所述至少一个能量控制器。 The first antenna may be configured to transmit a first command signal to said at least one energy director. 广播控制器还可以包括第二天线,并且第二天线可以被配置成将第二命令信号发射至至少一个能量控制器。 Broadcast controller may further include a second antenna and the second antenna may be configured to transmit a second command signal to at least one energy director. 所述至少一个能量控制器可以被配置成使第一命令信号或第二命令信号比从至少一个命令器接收到的控制信号优先。 The at least one energy director may be configured so that the first command or the second command signal than the signal received from the at least one command is a control signal to the priority.

[0020] 根据参考附图的本发明的以下说明,本发明的其他特征和优点将变得明显。 [0020] According to the present invention is described below with reference to the accompanying drawings Other features and advantages of the invention will become apparent.

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[0021] 图1是根据实施例的包括四个独立单元(例如,子系统)的现有技术负载控制系统的示例性视图。 [0021] Figure 1 is an exemplary view of a prior art load control system of four independent units (e.g., subsystems) of the embodiment.

[0022] 图2是根据实施例的包括四个独立单元(例如,子系统)和广播控制器的负载控制系统的示例性视图。 [0022] FIG 2 is an exemplary view four separate units (e.g., subsystems), and load control system comprises a broadcast controller according to an embodiment.

[0023] 图3是根据本发明的第一实施例的包括两个独立单元(例如,子系统)和广播控制器的负载控制系统的简图。 [0023] FIG. 3 is a diagram of the load control system of two independent units (e.g., subsystems), and comprises a broadcast controller according to a first embodiment of the present invention.

[0024] 图4是根据实施例的调光器开关能量控制器的示例性视图。 [0024] FIG. 4 is an exemplary view of the dimmer switch of the power controller of this embodiment.

[0025] 图5是根据实施例的两个示例性独立单元的视图。 [0025] FIG. 5 is a view of two exemplary individual unit according to an embodiment.

[0026] 图6A是图3的负载控制系统的广播控制器的简化立体图。 [0026] FIG 6A is a simplified perspective view of the load control system broadcast controller 3 of FIG.

[0027] 图6B示出根据本发明的替代实施例的广播控制器。 [0027] FIG 6B illustrates an embodiment of the broadcast controller according to an alternative embodiment of the present invention.

[0028] 图7A是图3的负载控制系统的广播控制器的简化框图。 [0028] FIG. 7A is a simplified block diagram of a broadcast controller of the load control system of FIG.

[0029] 图7B是根据本发明的替代实施例的广播控制器的简化框图。 [0029] FIG. 7B is a simplified block diagram of a broadcast controller according to an alternative embodiment of the present invention.

[0030] 图8A是当从图3的负载控制系统的广播控制器接收到包括操作模式的数字消息时,由能量控制器(例如,调光器开关)执行的操作模式调节过程的简化流程图。 [0030] FIG. 8A is a simplified when the controller receives a load from the broadcast control system of Figure 3 comprises a digital message to the operation mode, the power controller (e.g., the dimmer switch) the operation mode adjustment procedure performed flowchart .

[0031] 图8B是当从图3的负载控制系统的命令器接收到数字消息时,由调光器开关执行的控制过程的简化流程图。 [0031] FIG 8B when the load command is received from the control system to the digital message of FIG. 3, a simplified flow diagram of a control procedure performed by the dimmer switch.

[0032] 图8C是当从图3的负载控制系统的广播控制器接收到包括操作模式的数字消息时,由温度控制设备执行的操作模式调节过程的简化流程图。 [0032] FIG. 8C is received from the broadcast controller when the load control system of FIG 3 to the digital message includes an operation mode, the operation mode of the device by the temperature of a simplified flowchart of a process performed adjustment control.

[0033] 图9是根据本发明的第二实施例的用于示出图3的负载控制系统在标准需求响应模式和紧急需求响应模式下如何操作的具有三个独立单元的简化楼层平面图。 [0033] FIG. 9 is a second embodiment according to the present embodiment of the invention the load control system shown in FIG. 3 in the standard mode and the emergency demand response demand response simplified floor plan has three separate units of how the mode of operation.

[0034] 图IOA至图IOC示出根据本发明的第三实施例的可以显示在图3的负载控制系统的计算设备上的管理视图屏幕的示例屏幕截图。 [0034] FIGS IOA to FIG IOC illustrates an example screen shot of the view screen management on a computing device in a load control system of FIG 3 according to a third embodiment of the present invention may be displayed.

[0035] 图IOD示出根据本发明的第三实施例的可以显示在图3的负载控制系统的计算设备上的调谐屏幕的示例屏幕截图。 [0035] FIG IOD illustrates an example screen shot tuning screen on the computing device in a load control system of FIG 3 according to a third embodiment of the present invention may be displayed.

[0036] 图IlA至图IlF示出根据实施例的发现独立单元的组成设备的广播控制器的示例性技术。 [0036] FIGS IlF IlA to illustrate an exemplary technique according to an embodiment of the broadcast controller found in separate units constituting the apparatus.

[0037] 图12是根据本发明的第四实施例的包括两个独立单元(例如,子系统)和广播控制器的负载控制系统的简化图。 [0037] FIG. 12 is a unit of the fourth embodiment comprises two separate embodiments of the present invention (e.g., subsystems), and a simplified diagram of the load control system of the broadcast controller.

[0038] 图13是根据本发明的第四实施例的广播控制器的用户接口的简化正视图。 [0038] FIG. 13 is a simplified elevational view of a user interface according to a fourth embodiment of the broadcast controller of the present invention.

[0039] 图14是根据本发明的替代实施例的广播控制器的用户接口的简化正视图。 The simplified user interface [0039] FIG. 14 is a broadcast controller according to an alternative embodiment of the present invention is a front view of FIG.

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[0040] 当结合附图读取时,以上概述以及优选实施例的以下详细说明将被更好地理解。 [0040] When read in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, preferred embodiments outlined above, and the following detailed description will be better understood. 为了示出本发明的目的,在图中示出当前优选的实施例,其中,贯穿附图中的多个图,类似数字表示类似部件,然而,将理解,本发明不限于所公开的特定方法和手段。 For the purpose of illustrating the present invention, shown in the drawings a presently preferred embodiment, wherein a plurality of FIG throughout the drawings, like numerals represent like components, however, be understood that the invention is not limited to the particular methods disclosed and means.

[0041] 图2示出在建筑物101中采用的负载控制系统100,其中,负载控制系统100包括独立单元102&、10213、102(3、以及102(1。还示出三个办公室1043-(3和一个会议室104(1-每个房间都具有其自己的独立单元l〇2a_d。如在此描述的,每个独立单元102a_d都可以包括至少一个命令器和至少一个能量控制器,两者均包括负载控制系统100的通信节点。至少一个能量控制器能操作成响应于从至少一个命令器接收到的控制信号,控制至少一个电力负载。如图2中所示,负载控制系统100包括壁挂式调光器开关105、106和机动化窗上用品107,它们是能量控制器的实例。调光器开关105可以控制独立单元102c中的顶灯108。占用传感器109 被描述为命令器的实例。类似地,例如,光传感器(未示出)可以是控制调光器105和机动化窗上用品107的命令器-基于存在多少日光,调光并且调节色调。 [0041] Figure 2 illustrates a load control system 101 employed in the building 100, wherein the load control system 100 includes a stand-alone unit 102 & amp;., 10213,102 (3, and 102 (1 also shows three office 1043- (3 and a conference room 104 (l each room has its own independent units l〇2a_d as described herein, each individual unit 102a_d may comprise at least one command and at least one energy controller, two caught communication node comprises a load control system 100. the at least one energy controller is operable in response to the at least one command is received from the control signal controlling at least one electrical load. as shown in Figure 2 100 includes a load control system wall-mounted dimmer switch 105, 106 and the motorized window treatments 107, which is an example of an energy controller. dimmer switch 105 may be controlled independently of the dome 108. the unit 102c occupancy sensor 109 are described as examples of the commander Similarly, for example, an optical sensor (not shown) may be a dimmer control command 105 and a motorized window treatments 107 - based on how much the presence of sunlight, dimming and color tone adjustment.

[0042] 根据在此更详细描述的一个或多个实施例,负载控制系统100还包括广播控制器180 (例如,广播发射器)。 [0042] According to one or more embodiments described herein in more detail, the load control system 100 further comprises a broadcast controller 180 (e.g., radio transmitter). 为了诸如但不限于需求响应和/或基于时钟的功能的功能,广播控制器180可以执行对一个或多个能量控制器(例如,调光器开关105、106和机动化窗上用品107)的全系统(或全建筑物)控制,而不管相应能量控制器可以关联的独立单元如何。 In order to demand response, such as but not limited to, and / or a function based on a clock function, the broadcast controller 180 may perform one or more of the energy director (e.g., a dimmer switch 105, 106 and the motorized window treatments 107) system-wide (or full building) controlled independently regardless of the respective energy control unit can be associated. 例如, 为了作用于需求响应情况,广播控制器180可以不考虑一个或多个能量控制器(例如,调光器开关105、106和机动化窗上用品107)的命令器,并且命令那些能量控制器执行一些负载卸除功能(例如,调光或环境光控制)。 For example, in order to act on the demand response, the broadcast controller 180 may not consider one or more energy directors (e.g., the dimmer switch 105, 106 and the motorized window treatments 107) a command, a command and control those energies Some performs load shedding function (e.g., ambient light or dimmer control). 从而,广播控制器180能操作成跨过多个独立单元102a-d (以及跨过多个办公室104a-c和会议室104d)控制能量控制器。 Accordingly, the controller 180 is operable to broadcast across a plurality of independent units 102a-d (and 104a-c across a plurality of offices and meeting rooms 104d) to control the energy controller.

[0043] 图3示出根据本发明的第一实施例的包括两个独立单元110、112(例如,子系统)的负载控制系统100。 [0043] FIG. 3 shows a first embodiment of the present invention comprises two separate units 110, 112 (e.g., subsystems) of the load control system 100. 每个独立单元110、112都包括能操作成控制一个或多个能量控制器(例如,具有用于响应于所接收到的无线信号控制电力负载的无线接收器或收发信机的负载控制设备)的一个或多个命令器(例如,无线发射器)。 Each cell 110, 112 includes a separate operable to control one or more energy directors (e.g., having a response to the received wireless signal control device controls the load power load of a wireless receiver or transceiver) one or more commands (e.g., a wireless transmitter). 命令器能操作成例如将射频(RF)信号发射至用于控制相应负载的能量控制器。 Command is operable to, for example, a radio frequency (RF) signals for controlling the respective load transmitted to the energy director. 例如,命令器可以包括仅能操作成发射RF信号的单向发射器(即,仅发射设备),并且能量控制器可以包括仅能操作成接收RF信号的单向接收器(即,仅接收设备)。 For example, the operation command may include only a one-way transmitter to transmit RF signals (i.e., only the transmitting device), and the energy to operate the controller may include receiving RF signals only way the receiver (i.e., only the receiving device ). 可替换地,命令器和能量控制器可以包括双向设备,每个都能操作成发射和接收RF信号。 Alternatively, the command and the power controller may include a bidirectional device, each capable of operation to transmit and receive RF signals. 负载控制系统100可以包括单向和双向命令器和能量控制器的混合。 The load control system 100 may include a hybrid unidirectional and bidirectional command and energy controller. 如先前所述,命令器和能量控制器用作负载控制系统100的通信节点。 As previously described, a controller command, and energy as the communication node 100 of the load control system.

[0044] 独立单元110、112可以被安装在例如公共建筑物中的分离和至少部分封闭房间中,并且可以相互邻近。 [0044] unit 110, 112 may be independently mounted, for example public buildings, and at least partially closed separate room, and may be adjacent to each other. 独立单元110、112均位于在广播控制器180的RF传输范围内(S卩,在总传输区域内)的区域内。 110, 112 are located in a separate unit within RF transmission range of the broadcast controller 180 (S Jie, in the total transmission area) area. 独立单元110、112 (S卩,命令器和能量控制器)的控制设备相互独立地被配置(即,被编程),使得能量控制器能操作成响应于仅独立单元(即,独立单元相互独立地操作)的命令器,控制所连接的负载。 Separate units 110,112 (S Jie, command and control of energy) of the control device is arranged independently of each other (i.e., programmed) so that the energy controller is operable only in response to a separate unit (i.e., stand-alone unit independent of each other operating) command, control the connected load. 然而,第一和第二独立单元11〇、112两者的能量控制器均对由负载控制系统100的广播控制器180发射的RF信号作出响应,如以下将更详细描述的。 However, the first and second independent unit 11〇, energy directors 112 are both responsive to RF signals transmitted by the load control system 180 of the broadcast controller 100, as will be described in detail.

[0045] 命令器和广播控制器180能操作成根据预定义RF通信协议,经由RF信号(例如,约434MHz),将数字消息发射至负载控制设备,诸如,例如儿17伙(^0^41?0^呢(:1'、1141、¥1-MX、BLUETOOTH、ZIGBEE、Z-WAVE、6L0WPAN、KNX-RF、以及ENOCEAN RAD10协议之一。可替换地,命令器和广播控制器180可以经由诸如例如红外线(IR)信号或声音(诸如,语音)的不同无线介质发射数字消息。RF照明控制系统的实例在以下共同转让的美国专利中公开:于1999年5月18日公布的名为METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING AND DETERMINING THE STATUS OF ELECTRICAL DEVICES FROM REMOTE LOCATIONS的美国专利No.5,905,442 和于2004年10月12日公布的名为SYSTEM FOR CONTROL的美国专利No.6,803,728,其全部内容结合于此作为参考。 [0045] The command and operable to broadcast controller 180 according to predefined RF communication protocol, via an RF signal (e.g., about 434MHz), the digital message is transmitted to a load control device, such as, for example, children partner 17 (41 ^ 0 ^ ? ^ 0 it (:. 1 ', 1141, ¥ 1-MX, BLUETOOTH, ZIGBEE, Z-WAVE, 6L0WPAN, KNX-RF, and RAD10 Alternatively ENOCEAN one protocol, the command and the broadcast controller 180 via examples such as for example infrared (IR) signal or a sound (such as voice) wireless medium different transmit digital messages .RF lighting control system is disclosed in U.S. Patent less commonly assigned: in published May 18, 1999, entitled METHOD US Patent No.5,905,442 aND APPARATUS fOR CONTROLLING aND DETERMINING tHE STATUS oF ELECTRICAL DEVICES FROM REMOTE LOCATIONS in the US Patent and October 12, 2004, entitled SYSTEM fOR CONTROL announced the No.6,803,728, which is incorporated herein by reference .

[0046] 广播控制器180和能量控制器能操作成使用时分技术通信(S卩,经由RF信号发射和接收数字消息),即,广播控制器180和能量控制器在预定时隙期间发射数字消息。 [0046] The broadcast controller 180 and power controller operable to communicate using a time division technique (S Jie, RF signal transmission and reception via digital message), i.e., the broadcast controller 180 and digital transmit power controller during a predetermined time slot message . 使用时分技术的RF负载控制系统的实例在以下共同转让的美国专利申请中更详细地描述:于2008年2月19 日提交的名为⑶MMUNICATI0N PR0T0⑶L FOR A RADIO-FREQUENCY LOAD ⑶NTROL SYSTEM的美国专利申请No. US 12/033,223,其全部内容结合于此作为参考。 Examples of RF load control system using time division techniques described in more detail in the following commonly assigned US patent applications: US patent entitled ⑶MMUNICATI0N PR0T0⑶L FOR A RADIO-FREQUENCY LOAD ⑶NTROL SYSTEM in 2008. February 19 filed No . US 12 / 033,223, which is incorporated herein by reference. 当命令器是单向发射器时,命令器能操作成将多个RF信号中(S卩,在多个分组中)的单个数字消息重复地发射至能量控制器,以减小所发射的RF信号与由另一个控制设备发射的RF信号的冲突的可能性(即,改进所发射的RF信号到达期望接收者的机会)。 When the command is a one-way transmitter, the command is operable to a plurality of RF signals (S Jie, a plurality of packet) repeating single digital message transmitted to the energy directors to reduce the transmitted RF probability of collision signal of the RF signal transmitted by another control apparatus (i.e., the recipient the opportunity to improve the transmitted RF signal reaches the desired). 具有单向和双向通信设备的负载控制系统的实例在于2012年3月8日公开的名为METHOD OF CONFIGURING A TWO-WAY WIRELESS LOAD CONTROL SYSTEM HAVING ONE-WAY WIRELESS REMOTE CONTROL DEVICES的共同转让的美国专利申请公开No. 2012/0056712中更详细地描述,其全部内容结合于此作为参考。 Examples of the load control system having a unidirectional and bidirectional communication device is characterized in that a common transfer entitled METHOD OF March 8, 2012 disclosed CONFIGURING A TWO-WAY WIRELESS LOAD CONTROL SYSTEM HAVING ONE-WAY WIRELESS REMOTE CONTROL DEVICES U.S. Patent Application Publication No. 2012/0056712 described in more detail, which is incorporated herein by reference.

[0047] 如图3中所示,广播控制器180经由网络通信链路184连接至网络182 (例如,局域网或互联网)。 [0047] As shown in FIG. 3, the broadcast controller 180 is connected to a network 182 (e.g., a local area network or the Internet) via a network communication link 184. 网络通信链路184可以包括例如根据预定义通信协议(诸如,例如,以太网、IP、 WiFi、QS、DMX、BACnet、Modbus、LonWorks、以及KNX协议之一)操作的数字通信链路。 Network communication link 184 may comprise, for example, (such as, e.g., Ethernet, IP, WiFi, one QS, DMX, BACnet, Modbus, LonWorks, and KNX protocol) digital communication link operating in accordance with a predefined communication protocol. 可替换地,网络通信链路184可以包括串行数字通信链路、RS-485通信链路、RS-232通信链路、数字可寻址照明接口(DALI)通信链路、或者LUTRON ECOSYSTEM通信链路之一。 Alternatively, network communication link 184 may include a serial digital communication links, RS-485 communications links, RS-232 communications link, a digital addressable lighting interface (the DALI) communication link, or communication link LUTRON ECOSYSTEM one of the road. 负载控制系统100 可以进一步包括启用互联网协议的计算设备,例如,平板电脑185 (诸如,iPad®平板电脑)、 智能电话(诸如,iPliotie:⑮、AndmM®、.或Blackberry®智能电话)、个人计算机(PC)、或膝上型计算机,用于经由网络182将数字消息发射至广播控制器180。 The load control system 100 may further comprise an Internet Protocol-enabled computing devices, e.g., a tablet computer 185 (such as, iPad® tablets), a smart phone (such as, iPliotie: ⑮, AndmM® ,. Blackberry® or smart phone), a personal computer (PC), or laptop computer, the controller 180 for transmission to broadcast the message via the digital network 182.

[0048] 电气设施183可以经由网络182和/或网络通信链路184,将需求响应命令发射至广播控制器180。 [0048] 183 via an electrical installation 182 and / or communication link network 184, the demand response command is transmitted to the broadcast controller 180. 另外,广播控制器180可以对时钟命令、负载卸除命令、峰值需求命令、或经由网络182和/或网络通信链路184接收到的时段价位信息。 Further, the broadcast controller 180 may command the clock, load shedding command, the command peak demand, or received via 182 and / or communication link 184 network time price information. 例如,广播控制器180能操作成在电的成本昂贵的时间,响应于时段价位信息,减少能量控制器的能量消耗。 For example, the controller 180 is operable to broadcast in the expensive cost of electricity time period in response to the price information, the controller reduces the energy consumption of energy. 而且,广播控制器180可以经由网络182和/或网络通信链路184,对从Web服务接口接收到的XML数据作出响应。 Also, the broadcast controller 180 may, in response to receiving from the Web service interface 182 via the XML data and / or communication link 184 network. 负载控制系统100可以包括用于将数字消息发射至附加独立单元的附加广播控制器180。 The load control system 100 may include a digital message transmitted to a separate unit attached additional broadcast controller 180. 广播控制器180能操作成经由网络182或经由RF信号相互通信。 Broadcast controller 180 is operable to communicate via a network 182 via an RF signal or to each other.

[0049] 如图3中所示,第一独立单元110的能量控制器(S卩,负载控制设备)可以包括例如调光器开关210、插入负载控制设备(PID) 220、温度控制设备230、以及触点闭合输出(CCO) 组合件240。 As shown in FIG. 3 [0049] The first power controller 110 is a separate unit (S Jie, the load control device) may include, for example, a dimmer switch 210, the insertion load control device (PID) 220, a temperature control device 230, and a contact closure output (CCO) assembly 240. 第一独立单元110的命令器可以包括远程控制器250、占用传感器260、以及温度传感器270。 Separate first command unit 110 may include a remote controller 250, the occupancy sensor 260, and temperature sensor 270. 第二独立单元112的能量控制器可以包括数字镇流器控制器310、机动化窗上用品320、以及温度控制设备330。 The second energy controller unit 112 may include a separate digital ballast controllers 310, motorized window treatments 320, and a temperature control device 330. 第二独立单元112的命令器(S卩,无线发射器)可以包括电池供电远程控制远程控制器350、占用传感器360、以及日光传感器370。 A second independent command unit 112 (S Jie, wireless transmitter) may include a battery powered remote control of the remote controller 350, the occupancy sensor 360, the sensor 370 and sun. 占用传感器260、360、 日光传感器270、以及温度传感器270提供用于第一和第二独立单元110、112的多种负载的自动控制,而远程控制远程控制器250、350允许负载的自动控制的手动超控(override)。 260,360 occupancy sensor, daylight sensor 270, and a temperature sensor 270 provides automatic control unit for the first and second plurality of independent load 110, 112, 250, 350 and remote control of the remote controller allows automatic control of the load of manual override (override). 第一和第二独立单元11〇、112可以包括附加能量控制器和命令器。 First and second independent unit 11〇, the controller 112 may include additional energy and the commander. 另外,负载控制系统100可以包括负载独立单元。 Further, the load control system 100 may include a load unit independently.

[0050] 第一独立单元110的调光器开关210适于在交流(AC)电源(未示出)和照明负载212 之间串联电连接耦合,用于控制传递至照明负载的功率量。 The dimmer switch [0050] 110 of the first unit 210 is adapted to separate the alternating current (AC) power source (not shown) and the lighting load 212 electrically connected in series between the coupled, for controlling the amount of power delivered to the lighting load. 调光器开关210可以适于壁挂式安装在标准电壁箱中,或者可以可替换地被实现为桌面负载控制设备。 The dimmer switch 210 may be adapted to wall-mounted standard electrical wall box, or may alternatively be implemented as a desktop load control device. 调光器开关210包括拨转启动器214和强度调节启动器启动器216。 The dimmer switch 210 includes a dial 214 and a starter starting intensity adjuster 216 starts. 拨转启动器214的启动切换(S卩,关闭和开启) 照明负载212,而强度调节启动器启动器216的上部和下部的启动分别在最小强度Lmin (例如,约1 %)至最大强度Lmax (例如,约100 %)之间增加或减小照明负载的当前照明强度Lpres。 Start dial start switch 214 (S Jie, closing and opening) the lighting load 212, and starter starter intensity adjuster 216 starts an upper and a lower minimum intensity Lmin (e.g., about 1%), respectively, to the maximum intensity Lmax (e.g., about 100%) increase or decrease the illumination intensity of the current of the lighting load between Lpres. 调光器开关210还能操作成响应于从远程控制远程控制器250和占用传感器260接收到的RF 信号,控制照明负载。 The dimmer switch 210 can operate in response to the control from the remote controller 250 and the remote occupancy sensor 260 receives the RF signal, to control the lighting load. 调光器开关210能操作成在衰减时间内使当前照明强度Lpres从第一强度减弱到第二强度,使得照明强度可以慢慢地被调节,并且强度调节可以不被空间的用户注意。 The dimmer switch 210 is operable to move the current decay time in the illumination intensity from the first intensity to decrease Lpres second intensity, so that the illumination intensity may gradually be adjusted, and intensity adjustment may not be the user's attention space. 调光器开关210还包括多个视觉指示器218,例如,发光二极管(LED),其在调光器开关上被布置成线性阵列,并且被照亮以提供照明负载的强度的反馈。 The dimmer switch 210 further comprises a plurality of visual indicators 218, e.g., a light emitting diode (the LED), which is disposed on the dimmer switch in a linear array, and is illuminated to provide a feedback of the intensity of the lighting load. 调光器开关的实例在于1993年9月29日公布的名为LIGHTING CONTROL DEVICE的美国专利No. 5,248,919中更详细地描述,其全部内容结合于此作为参考。 Examples of the dimmer switch is that U.S. Patent No. 5,248,919 entitled LIGHTING CONTROL DEVICE 1993 published September 29, described in more detail, which is incorporated herein by reference. 可替换地,负载控制系统100可以包括电子开关(未示出),其能操作成响应于拨转启动器的启动或接收RF信号,简单地开启和关闭照明负载或其他电力负载。 Alternatively, the load control system 100 may comprise an electronic switch (not shown), which is operable in response to the received RF signal or start dial starter, simply turn on and off the lighting load or other electrical loads.

[0051] 调光器开关210的最小强度Lmin和最大强度Lmax可以使用调谐过程被调节。 [0051] The dimmer switch 210 minimum intensity and the maximum intensity Lmax Lmin can be adjusted using a tuning procedure. 例如,用户可以在预定量时间内,按压并且把持拨转启动器214和强度调节启动器启动器216的上部,以进入最大强度调谐模式。 For example, the user may be within a predetermined amount of time, pressing and holding the dial 214, and boot upper boot intensity adjuster 216 starts to enter a tuning mode the maximum intensity. 在一个或多个实施例中,用户在预定量时间内,可以基本同时(例如,同时、相同时段、并发和/或重合)启动拨转启动器214和强度调节启动器启动器216的上部,以进入最大强度调谐模式。 In one or more embodiments, the user is within a predetermined amount of time, may be substantially the same time (e.g., at the same time, the same time, concurrent and / or coincident with) the start dial starter 214 and the starter intensity adjuster 216 of the upper portion of the starter, tuning mode to enter the maximum intensity. 在最大强度调谐模式下,调光器开关210使表示最大强度Lmm的值的视觉指示器218之一闪烁。 At maximum intensity tuning mode, the dimmer switch 210 causes the visual indicator indicates the value of the maximum intensity Lmm one scintillator 218. 用户可以启动强度调节启动器启动器216的上部和下部,分别提高和降低最大强度Lmax的值。 The user can start the upper and lower intensity adjuster 216 starting initiator, respectively increase and decrease the value of the maximum intensity Lmax. 调光器开关210可以在最大强度调谐模式下,响应于强度调节启动器启动器216的启动,调节正在闪烁的视觉指示器之一和/或照明负载212的强度。 The dimmer switch 210 may be at a maximum intensity tuning mode in response to the intensity adjuster 216 starts the start start, adjust one flashing visual indicator and / or intensity of the lighting load 212. 在选择最大强度Lmax的合适值之后,用户可以启动拨转启动器214,以退出最大强度调谐模式。 After selecting a suitable value of the maximum intensity Lmax, the user may activate the starter dial 214, the maximum intensity to exit the tuning mode. 类似地,用户可以在预定量时间内按压并且把持拨转启动器214和强度调节启动器启动器216的下部,以进入最小强度调谐模式,调节最小强度Lmin的值。 Similarly, the user may press a predetermined amount of time and dial grip boot 214 and a lower intensity adjuster 216 starts start to enter a tuning mode minimum intensity, minimum intensity adjustment value Lmin.

[0052] 图4示出调光器开关210的示例性简化框图。 [0052] FIG. 4 shows a dimmer 210 of the simplified block diagram of an exemplary switch. 调光器开关210包括在AC电源1002和照明负载1004之间串联电连接耦合的可控导电设备2010,用于控制传递到照明负载的功率。 The dimmer switch 210 comprises a lighting load and the AC power source 1002 are electrically connected in series coupled between 1004 to 2010 the controllably conductive device for controlling the power delivered to the lighting load. 可控导电设备2010可以包括中继或其他切换设备、或者任何合适类型的双向半导体开关,诸如,例如,三端双向可控硅开关、整流器电桥中的场效应晶体管(FET)、或者反串联连接的两个FET。 A controllably conductive device 2010 may comprise a relay or other switching device, or any suitable type of bidirectional semiconductor switch, such as, e.g., triac switch, rectifier bridge is a field effect transistor (the FET), or anti-serial two FET connected. 可控导电设备2010包括耦合至驱动电路2012的控制输入。 2010 comprises a controllably conductive device is coupled to a control input of the drive circuit 2012.

[0053] 调光器开关210进一步包括耦合至驱动电路2012的微处理器2014,用于使可控导电设备2010导电或不导电,从而控制传递到照明负载2004的功率。 [0053] The dimmer switch 210 is further coupled to the drive circuit 2012 comprises a microprocessor 2014, 2010 for causing the controllably conductive device conductive or non-conductive, thereby controlling power delivered to the lighting load 2004. 微处理器2014可以可替换地包括微控制器、可编程逻辑器件(PLD)、专用集成电路(ASIC)、现场可编程门阵列(FPGA)、或任何合适处理设备或控制电路。 The microprocessor 2014 may alternatively include a microcontroller, a programmable logic device (PLD), application specific integrated circuit (ASIC), a field programmable gate array (the FPGA), or any suitable processing device or control circuitry. 零交叉检测器2015确定来自AC电源2002的输入AC波形的零交叉。 Zero-crossing detector 2015 determines the input AC waveform from the AC power source 2002 of the zero crossing. 零交叉可以是在每个半周期的开始处AC电源电压从正极过渡到负极或者从负极过渡到正极的时间。 Zero crossing may be a transition at the beginning of each half cycle of the AC power source voltage from the positive to the negative or from the negative electrode to the positive electrode of a transition time. 微处理器2014从零交叉检测器2015接收零交叉信息,并且将控制输入提供给驱动电路4012,以使可控导电设备2010在相对于AC波形的零交叉点的预定时间处导电和不导电。 20142015 microprocessor receives zero cross information from the zero-crossing detector, and the control input to the drive circuits 4012, 2010 to cause the controllably conductive device at a predetermined time relative to the zero crossing point of the AC waveform at the conductive and nonconductive. 调光器开关210可以进一步包括可听声音生成器(未示出),用于生成可听声音。 The dimmer switch 210 may further include an audible tone generator (not shown), for generating an audible sound.

[0054] 微处理器2014从机械开关2016接收输入,所述机械开关2016被安装在调光器开关210的印刷电路板(未示出)上,并且被布置成由摇杆启动器启动器(未示出)和强度调节启动器启动器(未示出)启动。 [0054] Microprocessor 2014 receives 2016 input from a mechanical switch, the mechanical switch 2016 is installed in the dimmer switch printed circuit board (not shown) on the 210 and the rocker is arranged to be started by an initiator ( not shown) and intensity adjustment starter starter (not shown) starts. 微处理器2014还控制也安装在印刷电路板上的发光二极管2018。 The microprocessor 2014 also controls also mounted on the light emitting diode printed circuit board 2018. 发光二极管2018可以被布置成例如通过光管结构(未示出),照射调光器开关210的正面上的一个或多个状态指示器(未示出)。 LED 2018 may be arranged, for example, by a light pipe structure (not shown), irradiating a dimmer switch on the front side 210 or more status indicators (not shown). 微处理器2014还耦合至存储器2020,用于存储调光器开关210的一个或多个唯一标识符(例如,地址)、用于控制照明负载2004的指令、用于经由无线通信链路通信的编程指令等。 The microprocessor 2014 is also coupled to a memory 2020 for storing the dimmer switch 210 one or more unique identifiers (e.g., addresses), for controlling the lighting load instruction 2004 for communication via a wireless communication link programming instructions, and so on. 存储器2020可以被实现为外部集成电路(IC)或微处理器2014的内部电路。 The memory 2020 may be implemented as external integrated circuit (IC) or an internal circuit of the microprocessor 2014. 电源2022生成直流(DC)电压VCC,用于给微处理器2014、存储器2020、 以及调光器开关210的其他低压电路供电。 2022 power generation current (DC) voltage of the VCC, to the microprocessor for 2014, memory 2020, and the dimmer switch 210 of the other low-voltage circuitry.

[0055] 调光器开关210进一步包括无线通信模块2030,用于将RF信号发射至其相应命令器和/或广播控制器180和/或从其相应命令器和/或广播控制器180接收RF信号。 [0055] The dimmer switch 210 further includes a wireless communication module 2030 configured to transmit the RF signal to its corresponding command and / or and / or receiving RF 180 from their respective command and / or the broadcast controller 180 broadcast controller signal. 无线通信模块2030可以包括RF收发信机和天线。 The wireless communication module 2030 may include an RF transceiver and antenna. 用于壁挂式调光器开关的天线的实例在均名为COMPACT RADIO FREQUENCY TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING ANTENNA AND CONTROL DEVICE EMPLOYING SAME的于1999年11月9日公布的美国专利No. 5,982,103和于2008年4月22日公布的美国专利No. 7,362,285中更详细地描述,其全部内容结合于此作为参考。 Examples for the antenna wall-mounted dimmer switches in both named COMPACT RADIO FREQUENCY TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING ANTENNA AND CONTROL DEVICE EMPLOYING SAME in 1999 November 9 issued US Patent No. 5,982,103 and in 2008 on April 22 issued US Patent No. 7,362,285 is described in more detail, which is incorporated herein by reference.

[0056] 调光器开关210进一步包括光学模块2040,诸如,例如,光学信号接收电路。 [0056] The dimmer switch 210 further comprises a 2040, such as, for example, an optical signal receiving circuit of the optical module. 光学模块2040可以在光学上親合至光学接收器(未不出)。 The optical module 2040 may affinity to the optical receiver (not not) optically. 光学模块2040可以例如通过光管(未不出),耦合至调光器开关210的正面上的光学接收器,使得光学模块2040可以经由光管,从一个或多个命令器(例如,平板电脑185或智能电话)和/或广播控制器180接收光学信号。 The optical module 2040 may, for example, by a light pipe (not not), the dimmer switch coupled to the optical receiver 210 on the front side, so that the optical module 2040 via the light pipe, from one or more commands (e.g., tablet 185 or smart phone), and / or the broadcast controller 180 receives the optical signal. 例如,光学模块2040可以包括对由命令器和/或广播控制器180发射的光学信号作出响应的光电二极管(未示出)。 For example, the optical module 2040 may include a photodiode responsive to an optical signal transmitted by the command and / or the broadcast controller 180 (not shown). 另外,光学模块2040的光电二极管可以由微处理器2014控制,以便例如将光学信号发射至一个或多个命令器和/或广播控制器180。 Further, the optical module may be a photodiode 2040 2014 controlled by a microprocessor, for example to an optical signal to transmit one or more commands and / or the broadcast controller 180. 在光学上将数字消息发射至负载控制设备的方法的实例在于2012年6月29日提交的名为METHOD OF OPTICALLY TRANSMITTING DIGITAL INF0RATI0N FROM A SMART PHONE TO A CONTROL DEVICE的共同转让的美国专利申请No. 13/538,665中更详细地描述,其全部内容结合于此作为参考。 Examples of the load transmitted to the control method in the optical apparatus of the digital message that will commonly assigned, entitled METHOD June 29, 2012, filed OF OPTICALLY TRANSMITTING DIGITAL INF0RATI0N FROM A SMART PHONE TO A CONTROL DEVICE U.S. Patent Application No. 13 in / 538,665 described in more detail, which is incorporated herein by reference.

[0057] 微处理器2014可以确定信号从哪个模块被接收,例如,从无线通信模块2030或光学模块2040,并且可控导电设备2010可以基于那些信号被控制。 [0057] Microprocessor 2014 may determine which signals are received from the module, e.g., from the wireless communication module 2030 or 2040 of the optical module, and the controllably conductive device 2010 may be controlled based on those signals. 微处理器2014还可以经由光学信号或者经由RF信号发射的数字消息,将消息发射至一个或多个命令器和/或广播控制器180。 Microprocessor 2014 may also be an optical signal or via a digital message transmitted via an RF signal, transmit a message to one or more commands and / or the broadcast controller 180. 例如,调光器开关210的微处理器2014可以用于经由无线通信将数字消息发射至一个或多个命令器和/或广播控制器180。 For example, the microprocessor 210 of the dimmer switch 2014 may be used for wireless communication via a digital message transmitted to one or more commands and / or the broadcast controller 180. 数字消息可以包括警报和/或关于照明负载2004 的反馈和状态信息。 Digital feedback message may include an alarm and status information and / or on the lighting load 2004. 例如,数字消息还可以包括错误消息或者关于调光器开关210是否能够经由无线通信链路或RF信号通信的指示。 For example, the digital message may further include an error message or on the dimmer switch 210 can indicate whether the communication link or via a wireless RF communication signal.

[0058] 再次参考图3,第一独立单元110的插入负载控制设备220适于被插入到标准电插座222中,用于从AC电源接收功率。 [0058] Referring again to FIG. 3, the first separate unit load control device 110 is inserted into a standard 220 adapted to be inserted into the electrical socket 222, for receiving power from an AC power source. 插入负载控制设备220控制传递至被插入到插入负载控制设备中的插入电力负载224 (诸如,例如,台灯或其他照明负载、或者电视或其他装置)的功率。 Inserting the load transmitted to the control device 220 controls the load control is inserted into the insertion device 224 is inserted into the electric power load (such as, e.g., lamp or other lighting loads, or television or other device) power. 例如,插入负载控制设备220能操作成响应于从远程控制远程控制器250和占用传感器260接收到的RF信号,而接通和断开插入负载224。 For example, the insertion load control device 220 operable in response to the remote control 260 received from the remote controller 250 and the RF signal to the occupancy sensor, and the insertion load 224 turned on and off. 可替换地,插入负载控制设备220能操作成例如控制传递至插入电力负载224的功率量,以调节插入到插入负载控制设备中的台灯的照明强度。 Alternatively, the insertion load control device 220 operable to insert, for example, control is passed to the amount of power an electrical load 224, to adjust the load control device is inserted into the insertion illumination intensity of the lamp. 另外,负载控制系统100可以可替换地包括可控电插座(未示出),其具有用于控制插入负载的集成负载控制电路、或者用于控制未插入电插座的电力负载(诸如,热水器)的可控断路器(未示出)。 Further, the load control system 100 may alternatively include a controllable electrical receptacle (not shown), having an integrated load control circuit for controlling a load is inserted or not inserted into an electrical socket for an electrical load control (such as food) controllable circuit breaker (not shown).

[0059] 第二独立单元112的数字镇流器控制器310适于耦合至一个或多个镇流器312,用于控制相应气体放电灯314 (例如,荧光灯)的强度。 [0059] The second unit 112 independent digital ballast controller 310 is adapted to be coupled to one or more ballasts 312 for controlling the respective intensity of the gas discharge lamp 314 (e.g., a fluorescent lamp) is. 镇流器312可以从AC电源接收功率,并且可以经由诸如数字可寻址照明接口(DALI)通信链路的专用有线数字通信链路316耦合至数字镇流器控制器310。 Dedicated wired digital communication link 316 the ballast 312 may receive power from an AC power source, such as a digital and may be via addressable lighting interface (the DALI) communication link 310 coupled to the digital ballast controller. 数字镇流器控制器310能操作成将数字消息发射至镇流器312,用于响应于从远程控制远程控制器350、占用传感器360、以及日光传感器370接收到的RF信号,控制气体放电灯314。 Digital ballast controller 310 is operable to transmit a digital message to the ballast 312, in response to the remote controller 350 from the remote control, occupancy sensor 360, and the daylight sensor 370 receives an RF signal, controls the gas discharge lamp 314. 数字电子调光镇流器的实例在以下共同转让的美国专利中更详细地描述:于2009年11 月17 日公布的名为MULTIPLE-INPUT ELECTRONIC DMMING BALLAST WITH PROCESSOR的美国专利No. 7,619,539、以及于2011年10月11日公布的名为DISTRIBUTED INTELLIGENCE BALLAST SYSTEM的美国专利No. 8,035,529,其全部内容结合于此作为参考。 Examples of digital electronic dimming ballasts are described in the following commonly-assigned US patent in more detail: on November 17, 2009 published entitled MULTIPLE-INPUT ELECTRONIC DMMING BALLAST WITH PROCESSOR United States Patent No. 7,619,539, as well as to October 11, 2011 announcement entitled DISTRIBUTED INTELLIGENCE BALLAST SYSTEM United States Patent No. 8,035,529, which is incorporated herein by reference. 可替换地,镇流器312可以是二线式镇流器,其能操作成从数字镇流器控制器310经由两条功率线接收功率和通信(即,数字消息),如在于2012年1月27日提交的名为DIGITAL LOAD CONTROL SYSTEM PROVIDING POWER AND COMMUNICATION VIA EXISTING POWER WIRING的美国专利申请No. 13/359,722中更详细地描述,其全部内容结合于此作为参考。 Alternatively, the ballast 312 may be a two-wire ballast, which is operable to ballast from the digital controller 310 via two power lines receiving power and communications (i.e., digital message), such that the January 2012 U.S. Patent entitled DIGITAL LOAD CONTROL SYSTEM PROVIDING POWER AND COMMUNICATION VIA EXISTING POWER WIRING filed 27 described in more detail in No. 13 / 359,722, which is incorporated herein by reference.

[0060] 另外,镇流器312可以由其他类型的能量控制器(S卩,负载控制设备)代替,诸如,例如,用于控制LED光源(S卩,LED光引擎)的强度的发光二极管(LED)驱动器。 A light emitting diode [0060] Further, the ballast 312 can be replaced by other types of energy director (S Jie, the load control device), such as, for example, for controlling the LED light source (S Jie, LED light engine) intensity ( LED) drivers. LED驱动器的实例在共同未决共同转让的均名为LOAD CONTROL DEVICE FOR A LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE LIGHT SOURCE的于2009年6月11日提交的美国专利申请No. 12/813,908和于2012年3月9日提交的美国专利申请No. 13/416,741中更详细地描述,其全部内容结合于此作为参考。 Examples of LED driver in commonly assigned co-pending US patent are entitled LOAD CONTROL DEVICE FOR A LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE LIGHT SOURCE in June 11, 2009 filed No. 12 / 813,908 and March 9, 2012 U.S. Patent application No., filed described in more detail in the 13 / 416,741, which is incorporated herein by reference.

[0061] 第二独立单元112的机动化窗上用品320 (例如,滚轮遮蔽件)可以被定位在一个或多个窗口的前面,用于控制进入建筑物的日光的量。 [0061] The second unit 112 independent motorized window treatments 320 (e.g., roller shield) may be positioned in front of one or more windows for controlling the amount of daylight entering the building. 机动化窗上用品320每个都包括由滚轴管324可旋转支撑的柔性遮蔽件织物322。 Motorized window treatments 320 each include a flexible shield member 322 by a fabric roller tube 324 is rotatably supported. 每个机动化窗上用品320均由可以位于管轮管324 内的电子驱动单元(EDU) 326控制。 Each motorized window treatments 320 by the electronic drive unit may be located within the tube ring tube 324 (EDU) 326 control. 电子驱动单元326能操作成旋转相应滚轮管324,以将遮蔽件织物322的底部边缘移动到完全打开位置和完全闭合位置、以及在完全打开位置和完全闭合位置(例如,预置位置)之间的任何位置。 Between the electronic drive unit 326 is operable to rotate the respective roller tube 324 to the bottom edge of the shield member 322 of the fabric moves to the fully open position and a fully closed position and a fully open position and fully closed position (e.g., preset position) anywhere. 特别是,机动化窗上用品320可以被打开,以允许更多日光进入建筑物,并且可以被闭合以允许更少日光进入建筑物。 In particular, the motorized window treatments 320 may be opened to allow more sunlight to enter the building, and may be closed to allow less sunlight to enter the building. 另外,机动化窗上用品320可以被控制,以提供用于建筑物的附加隔离,例如,通过移动到完全闭合位置,以使建筑物在夏天保持凉爽并且在冬天保持温暖。 Furthermore, motorized window treatments 320 may be controlled to provide additional isolation for a building, for example, by moving to the fully closed position, so that the building cooler in the summer and remains held warm in the winter. 可替换地,机动化窗上用品320可以包括其他类型的日光控制设备,诸如,例如,机动化织物、罗马遮蔽件、褶状遮蔽件、或百叶窗、用于非垂直窗口(S卩,天窗)的张力辊遮蔽件系统、可控窗口玻璃(例如,电致变色窗口)、可控外部遮蔽件、或可控百叶窗或天窗。 Alternatively, the motorized window treatments 320 may include other types of solar control device, such as, for example, a motorized fabric, Roman shade, pleated shade, or blinds, for non-vertical window (S Jie, skylight) a tension roller shield system, controllable window glass (e.g., electrochromic windows), the outer shield member controlled, or controlled shutters or skylights. 机动化窗上用品的实例在共同转让的以下专利中描述:于2006年1 月10 日发布的名为MOTORIZED SHADE CONTROL SYSTEM的美国专利Νο·6,983,783和于2012年10月18日公开的名为MOTORIZED WINDOW TREATMENT的美国专利申请公开No. 2012/0261078,其全部内容结合于此作为参考。 Examples of motorized window treatments described in the following commonly assigned patents: on January 10, 2006 release entitled MOTORIZED SHADE CONTROL SYSTEM United States Patent Νο · 6,983,783 and published in 2012, October 18, entitled MOTORIZED WINDOW TREATMENT U.S. Patent application Publication No. 2012/0261078, which is incorporated herein by reference.

[0062] 第一和第二独立单元110、112的温度控制设备230、330能操作成控制用于调节在其中安装负载控制系统1 〇〇的建筑物的当前温度Tpres的加热、通风和空气调节(HVAC)控制系统(未示出)。 [0062] The first and second independent temperature control units 110, 112, 230, 330 operable to control the current for regulating the heating temperature of a thousand and Tpres wherein the mounting load of the building control systems, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) control system (not shown). 温度控制设备230每个都能操作成确定建筑物中的当前温度TPRES,并且控制HVAC系统,从而朝向设定点温度Tset调节建筑物中的当前温度。 Each of the temperature control apparatus 230 can operate to determine the current temperature TPRES the building, and controlling the HVAC system, so as to point toward the set temperature Tset adjusting the current temperature in the building. 例如,温度传感器270能操作成测量建筑物中的当前温度Tpres,并且经由RF信号将当前温度发射至第一独立单元110的温度控制设备230。 For example, a temperature sensor 270 operable to measure the current temperature Tpres building, and the current temperature of the emitter unit 110 to the first individual temperature control apparatus 230 via an RF signal. 另外,第二独立单元112的温度控制设备330可以包括用于测量建筑物中的当前温度Tpres的内部温度传感器。 Further, a second independent temperature control unit 112 may include a device 330 for measuring the current temperature Tpres building an internal temperature sensor. 每个温度控制设备230、330都可以包括相应用户接口232、332,用户接口232、332具有用于调节设定点温度Tset的温度调节启动器启动器和用于显示建筑物中的当前温度Tpres或设定点温度Tset的视觉显示器。 Each temperature control device 230, 330 may include respective user interfaces 232, 332, 232, 332 having a user interface for adjusting the temperature set point Tset of the temperature regulator and a starter for starting the current temperature display building Tpres or setpoint temperature Tset visual display.

[0063] 第一独立单元110的触点闭合输出组合件240能操作成控制HVAC系统的阻尼器242,用于调节流过阻尼器的空气的量和安装阻尼器的房间中的当前温度TPRES。 Output contact closure assembly [0063] 240 of the first separate unit 110 is operable to control the damper HVAC system 242, for regulating the temperature of the current flowing through the damper TPRES air amount and the dampers in the room. 特别是,触点闭合输出组合件240可以耦合至控制器(例如,可变空气量控制器),用于可控电动机使阻尼器242在打开位置和闭合位置之间旋转,从而使气流到房间中。 In particular, the output contact closure assembly 240 may be coupled to the controller (e.g., a variable air volume controller) for controllably rotating the motor 242 so that the damper between open and closed positions, whereby the air flow to the room in. 触点闭合输出组合件240 能操作成响应于从温度传感器270接收到RF信号而确定建筑物中的当前温度Tpres,并且调节房间中的阻尼器242的旋转位置以通过阻尼器控制流入房间的空气的量,并且从而控制当前温度Tpres。 Output contact closure assembly 240 is operable in response to receiving from the temperature sensor 270 to an RF signal and determines the current temperature Tpres building, adjusting the damper and the rotational position of the room 242 to control the flow of air into the room through the damper amount, and to control the current temperature Tpres. 可替换地,触点闭合输出组合件240可以耦合至其他类型的电力负载,用于开启和关闭电力负载或者改变负载的状态。 Alternatively, the output contact closure assembly 240 may be coupled to other types of electrical loads, for opening and closing the electric load change or load state.

[0064] 电池供电远程控制远程控制器250、350能操作成分别将RF信号发射至第一和第二独立单元11〇、112的能量控制器,用于响应于远程控制远程控制器的多个按钮的用户启动(即,提供手动操控),控制多种电力负载。 [0064] The battery powered remote control of the remote controller 250, 350 are operable to transmit RF signals to the first and second independent unit 11〇, the energy of the controller 112, in response to a plurality of remote control of a remote controller button to start the user (i.e., to provide manual control), control a variety of electrical loads. 远程控制远程控制器250、350每个都包括开启按钮252、352、关闭按钮254、354、上升按钮255、355、下降按钮256、356、以及预置按钮258、 358。 Each remote control of the remote controller 250, 350 comprises a button 252, 352 open, close button 254,354, 255, 355 UP button down buttons 256,356, and the preset button 258, 358. 远程控制远程控制器250、350可以经由RF信号,将包括远程控制远程控制器的序列号(即,唯一标识符)的数字消息以及关于哪些按钮被启动的信息简单地发射至多种负载控制设备。 Remote control 250, 350 via RF remote control signal, the remote control comprising a remote control sequence number (i.e., unique identifier) ​​of the digital message, and information about which button to be activated more easily transmitted to the load control device. 例如,调光器开关210可以分别响应于远程控制远程控制器250的开启按钮250和关闭按钮254的启动,开启和关闭照明负载212。 For example, the dimmer switch 210 may each remote controller in response to the remote control start button 250 is turned on and off buttons 250, 254, 212 turn on and off the lighting load. 调光器开关210可以分别响应于上升按钮255和下降按钮256的启动,升高和降低照明负载212的强度。 The dimmer switch 210 may each response to the rising start button 255 and decrease button 256, the raising and lowering of the intensity of the lighting load 212. 调光器开关210可以响应于预置按钮258的启动,将照明负载212的强度控制到预置强度。 The dimmer switch 210 may be responsive to the preset start button 258, the intensity of the lighting load 212 is controlled to a preset intensity. 电池供电远程控制远程控制器的实例在共同转让的以下专利申请中更详细地描述:于2012年12月11日公布的名为WIRELESS BATTERY-POWERED REMOTE CONTROL HAVING UMLTIPLE MOUNTING MEANS的美国专利No.8, 330,638和于2009年8月22 日公布的名为METHOD OF PROGRAMMING A LIGHTING PRESET FROM A RADIO-FREQUENCY REMOTE CONTROL的美国专利No.7,573,208,其全部内容结合于此作为参考。 Examples of battery-powered remote control remote controller are described in the following commonly assigned patent applications in more detail: 2012 December 11 issued US patent entitled WIRELESS BATTERY-POWERED REMOTE CONTROL HAVING UMLTIPLE MOUNTING MEANS of No.8, 330,638 and US Patent on August 22, 2009 publication entitled METHOD oF PROGRAMMING a LIGHTING PRESET FROM a RADIO-FREQUENCY REMOTE CONTROL the No.7,573,208, which is incorporated herein by reference.

[0065] 占用传感器260、360能操作成分别将RF信号发射至第一和第二独立单元110、112 的能量控制器,用于响应于检测占用传感器所在的房间中的占用者的存在或不存在,控制多种电力负载。 [0065] The occupancy sensors 260, 360 are operable to transmit RF signals to the controller of the first and second independent power means 110, 112 for the presence of an occupant in response to detecting the room occupancy sensor is located or is not exists, control a variety of electrical loads. 占用传感器260、360每个都包括内部检测器,例如,热释电红外(PIR)检测器,其能操作成从空间中的占用者接收红外线能量,从而感应空间中的占用状况。 Occupancy sensor 260, 360 each include internal detector, e.g., pyroelectric infrared (PIR) detector, which is operable to receive infrared energy from the occupant in the space, thereby sensing the occupancy state space. 每个占用传感器260、360都能操作成处理PIR检测器的输出,例如通过比较PIR检测器的输出与预定占用电压阈值,确定在该空间中当前发生占用状况(即,占用者存在)还是空置状况(即,占用者不存在)。 Each occupancy sensor 260, 360 can operate as a PIR detector output processing, for example, by comparing the PIR detector output voltage with a predetermined occupancy threshold value, the occupancy state of the current occurs in this space (i.e., the presence of an occupant) or vacant condition (ie, an occupant does not exist). 可替换地,内部检测器可以包括超声波检测器、微波检测器、或PIR检测器、超声波检测器和微波检测器的任何组合。 Alternatively, the internal detector may comprise any combination of an ultrasonic detector, a microwave detector, or a PIR detector, an ultrasonic detector and a microwave detector.

[0066] 占用传感器260、360每个都在空间中都分别响应于占用或空置状况的检测,在“占用”状态或“空置”状态下操作。 [0066] The occupancy sensor in each space 260, 360 respectively in response to detecting occupied or vacant condition, operating in "busy" state or a "vacant" state. 如果占用传感器260、360处于空置状态,并且占用传感器响应于PIR检测器确定空间被占用,则占用传感器改变为占用状态。 If the occupancy sensor 260, 360 is vacant, and determining occupancy sensor response space is occupied, the occupancy state is changed to the occupancy sensor in PIR detector. 调光器开关210、插入负载控制设备220、温度控制设备230、以及触点闭合输出(CCO)组合件240对由第一独立单元110 的占用传感器260发射的RF信号作出响应,而数字镇流器控制器310、机动化窗上用品320、 以及温度控制设备330对由第二独立单元112的占用传感器360发射的RF信号作出响应。 The dimmer switch 210, the control device 220 is inserted into the load, the temperature control apparatus 230, and the contact closure output (CCO) assembly 240 in response to the RF signals by the first individual occupancy sensor unit 260 of the transmission 110, the digital ballast controller 310, the motorized window treatments 320, 330 and a temperature control device responsive to the RF signal emitted by the second sensor 112 independent unit 360 occupancy.

[0067] 包括在由占用传感器260、360发射的数字消息中的命令可以包括占用命令或空置命令。 [0067] The digital message includes a command transmitted by the occupancy sensor 260, 360 may include vacant occupation command or commands. 例如,响应于从占用传感器260接收到占用命令,调光器开关210可以将照明负载212 的强度控制到占用强度(例如,约100%)。 For example, in response to receiving from the occupation command to the occupancy sensor 260, the dimmer switch 210 of the intensity of the lighting load 212 may be controlled to occupy strength (e.g., about 100%). 响应于接收到空置命令,调光器开关210可以将照明负载212的强度控制到空置强度,其可以小于占用强度(例如,约0%,S卩,断开)。 In response to receiving the command vacant, the dimmer switch 210 may control the lighting load 212 to the intensity of the intensity vacant, which may occupy less than the strength (e.g., about 0%, S Jie, OFF). 如果在第一独立单元110中存在多于一个占用传感器260,则调光器开关210响应于从任一个占用传感器接收到第一占用命令,将照明负载212的强度控制到占用强度,并且响应于从占用传感器接收到占用命令的那些占用传感器接收到的最后空置命令,将照明负载212的强度控制到空置强度。 If there is more than a first unit 110 a separate occupancy sensor 260, the dimmer switch 210 in response to the occupancy sensor according to any one of the first occupation command is received, the intensity of the lighting load 212 to control the intensity of occupancy, and in response to received from the occupancy sensor to those occupancy sensor occupation command last received command is vacant, the intensity of the lighting load 212 to control the intensity of the vacancy. 占用强度和空置强度可以使用类似于用于上述调光器开关210的最小强度Lmin 和最大强度Lmax的调谐过程的过程被调节。 Occupancy and vacancy strength intensity can be used for the above-described process is similar to the dimmer switch 210 of minimum intensity and the maximum intensity Lmax Lmin tuning process is adjusted.

[0068] 可替换地,占用传感器260、360每个都可以被实现为空置传感器。 [0068] Alternatively, the occupancy sensor 260, 360 may each be implemented as a vacancy sensors. 对空置传感器响应的能量控制器仅操作,以响应于空置传感器,从受控电力负载断开功率连接。 An energy controller responsive vacancy sensors operate only in response to vacancy sensors, controlled power load is disconnected from the power connections. 例如,调光器开关210仅操作成响应于从空置传感器接收到空置命令,关闭照明负载212。 For example, the dimmer switch 210 operates only in response to receiving the command from the vacant empty sensor, the lighting load 212 to close. 具有占用和空置传感器的RF负载控制系统的实例在共同转让的以下专利中更详细地描述:于2011年8 月30 日公布的名为RADIO-FREQUENCY LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM WITH OCCUPANCY SENSING的美国专利No.8,009,042;于2012年7月24日公布的名为BATTERY-P0¾ΈRED OCCUPANCY SENSOR的美国专利No.8,228,184;以及于2012年6月12日公布的名为METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONFIGURING A WIRELESS SENSOR的美国专利No.8,199,010,其全部内容结合于此作为参考。 Examples of RF load control system with occupancy and vacancy sensors are described in more detail in the following commonly assigned patents: on August 30, 2011 published US patent entitled RADIO-FREQUENCY LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM WITH OCCUPANCY SENSING's No.8,009,042 ; 2012 July 24 issued US patent entitled BATTERY-P0¾ΈRED OCCUPANCY SENSOR the No.8,228,184; US Patent and on June 12, 2012 published entitled METHOD aND APPARATUS fOR CONFIGURING a WIRELESS SENSOR is No.8,199,010 , which is incorporated herein by reference.

[0069] 第二独立单元112的日光传感器370被安装,以便测量日光传感器周围的空间中的总光强度。 The daylight sensor [0069] 370 second independent unit 112 is installed, in order to measure the total light intensity in the space surrounding the daylight sensor. 日光传感器370对由例如光敏二极管的内部光敏电路测量的总光强度Ltqt作出响应。 370 pairs Ltqt daylight sensor responsive to the total light intensity measured by the internal photodiode light sensing circuit, for example. 特别是,日光传感器370能操作成经由RF信号,将包括表示总照明强度的值的数字消息无线地发射至第二独立单元112的能量控制器。 In particular, the daylight sensor 370 is operable to communicate via an RF signal, the digital message includes information indicating the total value of wirelessly transmitting the illumination intensity to the second unit independently of the energy director 112. 例如,数字镇流器控制器310可以响应于由日光传感器370测量的总照明强度Ltqt的增加,而控制镇流器312减小气体放电灯314的照明强度。 For example, digital controller 310 may be responsive to the ballast Ltqt total illumination intensity by measuring the daylight sensor 370 is increased, and the control ballast 312 decreases the illumination intensity of a gas discharge lamp 314. 具有日光传感器的负载控制系统的实例在以下共同转让的专利中更详细地描述:于2010年9月30日公开的名为WIRELESS BATTERY-POWERED DAYLIGHT SENSOR的美国专利申请公开No. 2010/0244709、以及于2010年9月30 日提交的名为METHOD OF CALIBRATING A DAYLIGHT SENSOR的美国专利申请公开No. 2010/0244706,其全部内容结合于此作为参考。 Examples of the load control system having a daylight sensor is described in the following commonly assigned patent greater detail: on September 30, 2010 disclosed in U.S. Patent No. entitled WIRELESS BATTERY-POWERED DAYLIGHT SENSOR Application Publication No. 2010/0244709, and US Patent entitled METHOD oF on September 30, 2010 filed CALIBRATING a DAYLIGHT SENSOR application Publication No. 2010/0244706, which is incorporated herein by reference.

[0070] 负载控制系统100的能量控制器(S卩,负载控制设备)可以进一步包括:例如,用于控制白炽灯、卤素灯、电子低压照明负载、磁性低压照明负载、或另一种类型的照明负载的强度的一个或多个调光电路;电子开关、可控断路器、或其他切换设备,用于开启和关闭电力负载或装置;可控电插座或可控电源板,用于控制一个或多个插入电力负载(诸如,咖啡壶和空间加热器);包括调光器电路和荧光或卤素灯的螺旋式照明器;包括镇流器和小型荧光灯的螺旋式照明器;包括LED驱动器和LED光源的螺旋式照明器;电动机控制单元,用于控制电动机负载,诸如,吊扇或排气风扇;驱动单元,用于控制机动化的投影屏幕;机动化内部或外部百叶窗;自动调温器,用于加热和/或冷却系统;空气调节器;压缩机;电护壁板加热器控制器;可控阻尼器;可变空气量控制器;新 Energy controller [0070] 100 of the load control system (S Jie, the load control device) may further comprise: for example, for controlling the incandescent lamps, halogen lamps, low-voltage lighting loads electronic, magnetic low-voltage lighting loads, or another type of the intensity of a lighting load or a plurality of dimming circuits; electronic switch, the controllable circuit breaker or other switching device, for opening and closing means or an electrical load; controllable or controllable electrical outlet power strip for controlling a inserting one or more electrical loads (such as space heaters and coffee makers); dimmer circuit comprises a fluorescent or halogen lamps, and the spiral illuminator; ballast and compact fluorescent lamp comprises a spiral illuminator; includes an LED driver and LED light source spiral illuminator; a motor control unit for controlling the motor load, such as a fan or an exhaust fan; a driving unit for controlling a motorized projection screen; internal or external motorized shutters; thermostat, for heating and / or cooling system; air conditioner; a compressor; electric baseboard heater controller; controllable damper; a variable air volume controller; new 空气进气控制器;通风控制器;液压阀,用于辐射体或辐射加热系统;湿度控制单元;加湿器;减湿器;热水器;锅炉控制器;池栗;电冰箱;制冷器;TV或计算机监视器;摄像机;音频系统或放大器;电梯;电源;发电机;充电器,诸如,电动车充电器;能量存储系统(例如,电池、太阳或热能量存储系统)、以及替代能量控制器(例如,太阳、风或热能量控制器)。 Air inlet controller; ventilator controller; hydraulic valve, for radiating or radiation heating system; humidity control unit; humidifier; dehumidifiers; food; boiler controller; Li cell; refrigerator; refrigerator; the TV or computer monitor; a camera; or an audio system amplifier; elevators; power; generator; charger, such as an electric car charger; an energy storage system (e.g., battery, solar or thermal energy storage system), as well as alternative energy directors ( For example, the sun, wind or heat energy directors).

[0071] 负载控制系统100的命令器(S卩,无线发射器)可以进一步包括:例如,壁挂式占用传感器、辐射计、阴天或阴影传感器、湿度传感器、压力传感器、烟尘检测器、一氧化碳检测器、空气质量传感器、安全传感器、接近传感器、灯具传感器、壁挂式键区、远程控制远程控制器键区、动力或太阳供电远程控制远程控制器、远程控制远程控制器钥匙、蜂窝电话、智能电话、平板电脑、个人数字助理(PDA)、个人计算机、膝上型计算机、时钟、音频视觉控制、 钥匙卡片开关、安全设备(诸如,防火、防水和急救设备)、功率监视设备(诸如,功率计、能量计、实用分表、以及实用定率计)、时钟、中央控制器、或任何住宅、商业或工业控制器。 [0071] The load control system of the commander 100 (S Jie, wireless transmitter) may further include: for example, wall-mounted occupancy sensor, radiometers, cloudy or shadow sensors, humidity sensors, pressure sensors, smoke detector, carbon monoxide detector , an air mass sensor, safety sensors, proximity sensors, light sensors, wall-mounted keypad, remote control of the remote control keypad, a remote control power supply or solar remote controller, remote control of a remote control key, a cellular phone, a smart phone , tablet computers, personal digital assistants (PDA), a personal computer, a laptop computer, clock, audio visual control, key card switches, safety equipment (such as fire, water and first-aid equipment), power monitoring equipment (such as power meter energy meter, practical points table, and practical fixed rate meter), a clock, a central controller, or any residential, commercial or industrial controller. 另外, 输入设备可以包括一个或多个分隔(partition)传感器,其根据分隔被打开还是关闭发射RF信号。 Further, the input device may include one or more partitions (Partition) sensor, which is opened or closed transmit RF signals according to the partition. 而且,输入设备可以包括灯具传感器(例如,光传感器),其位于照明灯具内,以便确定照明灯具的光源的状态(例如,开启或关闭),用于数据记录。 Further, the input device may include a sensor fixture (e.g., an optical sensor), which is located in the lighting fixture, in order to determine the status of the lighting source (e.g., open or closed), used for data recording. 附加能量控制器和命令器的实例在共同转让的以下申请中更详细地描述:于2012年4月19日公开的名为LOAD⑶NTROL SYSTEM HAVING AN ENERGY SAVINGS MODE的美国专利申请公开No.2012/0091804,其全部内容结合于此作为参考。 Examples of additional energy control and command is described in the following commonly assigned application in more detail: 2012 April 19 publicly named LOAD⑶NTROL SYSTEM HAVING AN ENERGY SAVINGS MODE United States Patent Application Publication No.2012 / 0091804, which is incorporated herein by reference. 而且,独立单元110、112每个都仅包括仅对广播控制器180作出响应而不对任何命令器作出响应的能量控制器。 Furthermore, independent units 110, 112 each include only the broadcast controller 180 is responsive only to the energy controller not responding to any command device.

[0072] 根据本发明的第一实施例,广播控制器180主要将数字消息发射至独立单元110、 112的能量控制器。 [0072] The main message is transmitted to a separate digital unit 110, the energy controller 112 according to the first embodiment, the broadcast controller 180 of the present invention. 然而,广播控制器180还能操作成从独立单元110、112的命令器和能量控制器接收数字消息。 However, the broadcast controller 180 is further operable to receive a digital message from a separate command units 110, 112 and the energy controller. 从而,广播控制器180能操作成从负载控制系统100的独立单元110、112 的命令器和能量控制器收集数据。 Thus, the broadcast controller 180 is operable to collect a separate unit from the load control system 100 commands the controller 110, 112 and the energy data. 广播控制器180能操作成将查询消息发射至能量控制器, 响应于该查询消息,能量控制器将合适数据发射回广播控制器。 Broadcast controller 180 is operable to transmit a query message to an energy controller responsive to the query message, the energy transmitted back to the controller proper data broadcast controller.

[0073] 广播控制器180可以另外能操作成记录来自一个或多个命令器的数据。 [0073] The broadcast controller 180 may additionally operable to record data from one or more of the commander. 广播控制器180能操作成记录占用图案、自然光图案、眩光和阴影图案、以及温度图案。 Broadcast controller 180 is operable to record the occupancy pattern, the pattern of natural light, glare and hatching pattern, and the temperature pattern. 所记录的数据可以用于在安装能量控制器之前预测负载控制系统100的能量节省。 The recorded data may be used to predict the load control system 100 is an energy-saving energy director prior to installation. 例如,在安装镇流器312之前(S卩,当非可控和/或非调光镇流器正在控制灯314时),广播控制器180可以记录来自占用传感器360、日光传感器370、以及位于灯314所在的照明灯具中的灯具传感器的数据,以确定如果安装可控镇流器312,是否可以提供能量节省(例如,由于当空间未被占用时关闭灯和/或由于当存在照射到空间中的自然光时,减光)。 For example, prior to installing the ballast 312 (S Jie, when the non-controllable and / or non-dimming ballast lamp 314 is controlling), the controller 180 may record the broadcast from the occupancy sensor 360, a daylight sensor 370, and is located data lamp lighting lamp sensor 314 is located in order to determine if the controllable ballast 312 installed, can provide energy savings (e.g., because when the space is unoccupied off the lamp and / or due to the presence of irradiated space when when the natural light, dimming). 在安装能量控制器之后,广播控制器180还能操作成记录来自命令器和能量控制器的数据。 After installing the energy director, the broadcast controller 180 is further operable to record data and commands from the energy controller.

[0074] 例如,由广播控制器180收集的数据可以包括独立单元110、112的能量控制器的操作特性和设定、命令器的数目和类型、当前操作模式、能量使用信息、照明负载的光强度、负载故障、空间的占用状态、由日光传感器测量的环境光水平、能量存储系统的当前容量、以及插入电力负载的状态(即,是否插入插入负载)。 [0074] For example, data collected by the broadcast controller 180 may comprise a separate unit operating characteristics and setting the energy directors 110, 112, the number and the type of command's current mode of operation, the energy usage information, the illumination light load intensity of the current capacity, load fault, the space occupied state, ambient light level measured by the daylight sensor, an energy storage system and the status of the electrical load is inserted (i.e., whether or not inserted into the insertion load). 另外,广播控制器980能操作成从自占用传感器260、360接收到的占用状态信息确定附加信息,例如,占用者的数目、占用者的移动方向、安全信息(诸如,由未授权个人占用的房间、由于未占用房间中的电灯和加热和冷却的减少使用得到的能量节省)、房间利用信息(诸如,不被占用的会议室,指示会议室当前可用)、建筑物利用信息(诸如,指示通过整合工作者,建筑物可以更有效地操作的信息)、以及职员状态信息(诸如,指示职员可能整天工作或者较早离开的信息)。 Further, the controller 980 is operable to broadcast an occupied state 260, 360 received from the information from the occupancy sensor to determine additional information, e.g., number of occupant, the occupant moving direction, security information (such as by unauthorized individuals occupied room, since the lamp cooling and heating and reducing the room unoccupied energy savings obtained), the room using information (such as a conference room is not occupied, indicating currently available conference room), building use information (such as the indication information), as well as employee status information through the integration of workers, building more efficient operations (such as the instructions of the staff may work all day or the information early departures).

[0075] 在负载控制系统100的第一和第二独立单元110、112中的每个的独立初始化过程期间,每个独立单元的能量控制器都可以与特定独立单元的一个或多个命令器相关联(即, 指配给其)。 [0075] During the initialization process for each independent of the first and second separate units 110, 112 of the load control system 100, the energy of each individual unit controller may be a specific command with the one or more separate units associated with (i.e., assigned to it). 例如,调光器开关210可以通过启动调光器开关和占用传感器上的按钮,被指配给占用传感器260。 For example, the dimmer switch 210 may start button on the dimmer switch and the occupancy sensor, assigned to the occupancy sensor 260. 用于RF控制设备的指配过程的实例在共同转让的以下专利申请中更详细地描述:于2008年5月15日公开的名为RADIO-FREQUENCY LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM的美国专利申请公开No. 2008/0111491,其全部内容结合于此作为参考。 RF control means for the device in the example with the process described in the following commonly assigned patent applications in greater detail: U.S. Patent Application entitled RADIO-FREQUENCY LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM in May 15, 2008, Publication No. 2008 / 0,111,491, which is incorporated herein by reference. 每个能量控制器都可以与多个命令器相关联,并且每个命令器都可以与多个能量控制器相关联。 Each energy director may be associated with a plurality of commands, and each command device can be associated with a plurality of energy directors.

[0076] 另外,在第一和第二独立单元110的相应初始化过程期间,负载控制系统100的操作特性和功能可以被编程。 [0076] Further, during the initialization process of the respective first and second separate units 110, load control operating characteristics and functions of the system 100 may be programmed. 例如,能量控制器可以被关联并且被编程,以对命令器作出响应。 For example, the controller may be associated with the energy and is programmed to respond to the commander. 另外,调光器开关210的预置强度可以使用调光器开关的拨转启动器214和强度调节启动器启动器216或者远程控制远程控制器250的按钮252-258被编程。 Further, the intensity of the dimmer switch 210 may be preset using the dimmer switch 214 and the dial start starter starting intensity adjuster 216 or a remote control button 250 of the remote controller is programmed 252-258. 第一和第二独立单元110、112可以使用环绕编程过程被配置,例如,如在先前参考的美国专利No. 5,905,442中更详细描述的。 First and second separate units 110, 112 may be configured to use programming surround, e.g., as described in the previously referenced U.S. Patent No. 5,905,442 in detail. 可替换地,第一和第二独立单元110、112可以经由在耦合至网络182的计算设备(例如,平板电脑185、智能电话、个人计算机、或膝上型计算机)上运行的图形用户接口(GUI),使用计算机辅助编程过程被配置,以创建定义相应独立单元的操作的数据库。 Alternatively, the first and second units 110, 112 may independently via a graphical user interface running on a computing device coupled to (e.g., tablet computer 185, a smart phone, a personal computer, or a laptop computer) network 182 ( the GUI), using computer aided programming is configured to create definition database respective independent operating unit. 数据库的至少一部分可以被上传至相应独立单元11〇、112的能量控制器,使得能量控制器知晓在正常操作期间如何对命令器作出响应。 At least a portion of the database may be uploaded to the respective independent unit 11〇, the energy of the controller 112, so that the energy controller knows how to respond to commands during normal operation.

[0077] 如先前所述,第一和第二独立单元110、112的能量控制器相互独立地操作,但是均对由广播控制器180发射的数字消息作出响应。 [0077] As previously described, the first and second independent power controller unit 110, 112 operate independently, but all respond to the message transmitted by the digital broadcast controller 180. 在不要求独立单元110、112的能量控制器和命令器被重新编程的情况下,独立单元被配置并且操作之后,广播控制器180可以被安装在负载控制系统100中,并且被指配给独立单元11〇、112的能量控制器。 After without requiring separate units 110, 112 and the energy controller is reprogrammed command, and the operation unit is configured independently, the broadcast controller 180 may be installed in the load control system 100, and is assigned to a separate unit 11〇, the controller 112 of the energy. 从而,仅通过短附加试运行时间,在独立单元110、112最初被试运行以添加独立单元的全局和中心控制之后,广播控制器180可以被添加至负载控制系统100。 Thus, an additional test run only by a short time, in a separate trial operation unit 110, 112 is initially in a separate unit after the addition of the central control and overall, the broadcast controller 180 may be added to the load control system 100.

[0078] 广播控制器180能操作成响应于经由网络通信链路184从网络182接收到的数字消息,确定将被发射至第一和第二独立单元110、112的能量控制器的数字消息。 [0078] The broadcast controller 180 is operable in response to a message received from a digital network 182 via a network communication link 184, to determine the digital message will be transmitted first and second energy directors 110, 112 separate units. 广播控制器180还可以对经由RF信号从需求响应远程控制远程控制器186直接接收到的数字消息或者从外部设备接收到的触点闭合信号作出响应。 Broadcast controller 180 may also be a digital message in response to demand from the remote control of the remote controller 186 to receive direct or via the RF signal received from an external device to the contact closure in response to the signal. 另外,广播控制器180能操作成经由连接至广播控制器的两条功率线(即,经由功率线通信(PLC)信号)发射和接收数字消息,例如,如在先前参考的美国专利申请No. 13/359,722中描述的。 Further, the controller 180 is operable to broadcast via the broadcast controller connected to two power lines (i.e., power line communication (PLC) via the signal) transmit and receive digital messages, e.g., as described in previously referenced U.S. Patent Application No. 13 / 359,722 described above. 而且,广播控制器180还能操作成计算太阳的当前位置,并且例如控制机动化窗上用品320防止太阳耀眼,如在于2012年10月16日公布的名为METHOD OF AUTOMATICALLY CONTROLLING A MOTORIZED WINDOW TREATMENT WHILE MINMIZING OCCUPANT DISTRACTIONS的共同转让的美国专利No.8,288,981 中更详细地描述的,其全部内容结合于此作为参考。 Further, the broadcast controller 180 is further operable to calculate the current position of the sun, for example, and controls the motorized window treatments 320 prevents bright sun, such that 2012 published October 16, entitled METHOD OF AUTOMATICALLY CONTROLLING A MOTORIZED WINDOW TREATMENT WHILE commonly assigned U.S. Patent No.8,288,981 MINMIZING OCCUPANT DISTRACTIONS described in greater detail, which is incorporated herein by reference.

[0079] 图5示出进一步示例性独立单元400U4002的视图。 [0079] FIG. 5 shows a view of a further exemplary 400U4002 of separate units. 独立单元4001包括用作命令器的第一和第二电池供电远程控制远程控制器4050、4051、以及占用传感器4060、和日光传感器4070。 4001 Independent unit comprises a first and a second battery is used as a remote control commander of the remote controller 4050,4051, 4060, and occupancy sensors, daylight sensors and 4070. 独立单元4001还包括用作能量控制器的调光器开关4010和机动化窗上用品4020。 As a standalone unit 4001 further includes a dimmer switch 4010 and the power controller motorized window treatments 4020. 在独立单元4001中,调光器开关4010和机动化窗上用品4020可以对来自一个或多个命令器的信号作出响应。 In the separate unit 4001, the dimmer switch 4010 and 4020 motorized window treatments may be responsive to signals from one or more of the commander. 例如,调光器开关4010可以对由第一远程控制远程控制器4050、占用传感器4060、以及日光传感器4070发射的信号作出响应。 For example, the dimmer switch 4010 can respond to the remote control by the first remote controller 4050, the transmitted occupancy signal sensor 4060, sensor 4070 and sun. 而且,作为实例,机动化窗上用品320可以对由日光传感器4070和远程控制远程控制器4051发射的信号作出响应。 Further, as an example, the motorized window treatments 320 may be controlled responsive to signals from the daylight sensor 4070 of the remote controller 4051 and a remote transmission. 独立单元4002可以包括第三远程控制远程控制器4052和插入负载控制设备(PID) 4021。 4002 Independent unit may include a third remote control of the remote controller 4052 and the load control device inserting (PID) 4021. 例如,PID 4021可以对第三远程控制远程控制器4052的信号作出响应。 For example, PID 4021 can control the remote controller signal in response to a third remote 4052.

[0080] 图6A是广播控制器180的简化立体图。 [0080] FIG 6A is a simplified perspective view of a broadcast controller 180. 广播控制器180包括具有两个天线190、191 的分集天线系统,两个天线具有用于极化分集的不同定向(例如,相互正交地定向)。 Broadcast controller 180 comprises an antenna 190, 191 having two antenna diversity system, two antennas having different orientations for polarization diversity (e.g., orthogonally oriented to each other). 另外, 天线190、191跨过广播控制器180的宽度dw相互隔开,用于空间分集。 Further, the antenna 190 and 191 across the width dw 180 broadcast controller separated from each other, for spatial diversity. 例如,广播控制器180 的宽度dw (S卩,天线190、191隔开的距离)可以等于或大于约四分之一波长(例如,约6.8英寸,传输频率约为434MHz)。 For example, the width dw 180 of the broadcast controller (S Jie, antennas 190 and 191 spaced a distance) may be equal to or greater than about a quarter wavelength (e.g., about 6.8 inches, the transmission frequency of about 434MHz). 天线190、191的极化和空间分集可以降低所发射的RF信号之间的干扰(即,冲突),并且降低可能要求从广播控制器180到能量控制器的重传的量。 190 and 191 and polarization antenna spatial diversity can reduce interference between the transmitted RF signal (i.e., a conflict) the amount of retransmission, and may reduce the required energy from the broadcast controller 180 to the controller.

[0081] 从而,因为天线190、191的极性和空间分集,广播控制器180能够跨过比第一和第二独立单元11〇、112的命令器能够发射的更大传输范围(例如,达到约70英尺)发射RF信号。 [0081] Accordingly, since the polarity of the antenna 190, 191 and space diversity, the broadcast controller 180 is able to span ratio of the first and second independent unit 11〇, greater transmission range 112 is capable of transmitting a command (e.g., to about 70 feet) RF transmit signal. 这得到约15000平方英尺的总传输区域,其可以可替换地从例如约5000至15000平方英尺。 This gives a total area of ​​about 15,000 square feet of transmission, which may alternatively be, for example, from about 5,000 to 15,000 square feet. 相反,如果广播控制器仅具有天线190、191之一,则广播控制器180的发射范围仅约为30英尺,得到约3000平方英尺的总传输区域。 Conversely, if the broadcast controllers 190 and 191 having only one antenna, the transmission range of the broadcast controller 180 is only about 30 feet, to give a total transmission area of ​​about 3,000 square feet. 从而,广播控制器180上的两个天线190、191的使用得到比仅具有一个天线的传输区域大两倍的总传输区域的改进。 Thus, the use of two antennas 190 and 191 on the broadcast controller 180 is improved overall transmission ratio of the transmission region is a region having only two times larger antenna. 天线190、191的极化和空间分集还允许广播控制器180的接收范围和总接收区域的等效增加。 Polarization and space diversity antennas 190 and 191 further allows broadcast controller to increase the range and the total equivalents of the receiving area 180.

[0082] 广播控制器180适于可移除地耦合至底座192,底座192允许到网络通信链路184和用于广播控制器的电源(未示出)的电连接。 [0082] The broadcast controller 180 is adapted to be removably electrically coupled to a base 192, a base 192 to allow network communication link 184, and a power source for broadcast controller (not shown) is connected. 广播控制器180包括用于配置和控制广播控制器和独立单元110、112的操作的按钮194、以及用于给用户提供反馈的视觉指示器196 (例如,发光二极管)。 Broadcast controller 180 comprises a broadcast controller for configuration and control unit and a separate push-button 110, 112 194, and a visual indicator 196 (e.g., a light emitting diode) is used to provide feedback to the user. 例如,广播控制器180可以从底座192被移除,并且移动通过一位置,可能用于检测和/或登记一个或多个其他节点的目的,诸如但不限于命令器设备(或节点)、能量控制器设备(或节点)、和/或可以包括在在此进一步详细描述的独立单元110和/或112中的其他节点。 For example, the broadcast controller 180 may be removed from the base 192, and moves through a position, may be used to detect and / or one or more other nodes registered objects, such as, but not limited to a command device (or node), Energy controller devices (or nodes), and / or may comprise and / or other nodes 112 in further detail herein independent unit 110. 另外,广播控制器180可以可拆卸地安装在天花板之上(例如,接线盒)或天花板下面(例如,平齐安装到天花板的表面),使得其可以与通过广播控制器180登记的一个或多个节点直接和/或间接地通信。 Further, the broadcast controller 180 may be removably mounted on the ceiling (e.g., a junction box) or the ceiling (e.g., flush mounted to the ceiling surface), so that it can register with a controller 180 through broadcast or nodes directly and / or indirectly communicating. 广播控制器180可以可替换地安装到墙壁上或电子密室中。 Broadcast controller 180 may alternatively be mounted to a wall or in an electronic chamber.

[0083] 图6B示出根据本发明的替代实施例的广播控制器180'的简化图。 [0083] FIG 6B illustrates a broadcast controller according to an alternative embodiment of the present invention embodiment 180 'of FIG simplified. 广播控制器180' 可以执行与描述用于图6A中所示的广播控制器180相同或类似的功能。 Broadcast controller 180 'may perform broadcast controller shown with the description serve in the same or similar function in FIG 6A 180. 广播控制器180包括两个正交定向天线190'、191'。 Broadcast controller 180 comprises two orthogonal directional antenna 190 ', 191'. 第一天线190'包括放在广播控制器180'内的印刷电路板192'上的导电材料(S卩,迹线)并且被固定在适当的位置。 The first antenna 190 'includes a controller 180 on a broadcast' conductive material (S Jie, the trace) and is fixed in position 192 'on the printed circuit board therein. 第二天线191'从广播控制器180' 延伸并且能够旋转360°。 The second antenna 191 'extends from the broadcast controller 180' and can be rotated 360 °. 然而,第二天线191' 一直与第一天线190'定向90°,以允许极化分集。 However, the second antenna 191 'has the first antenna 190' is oriented 90 °, to allow for polarization diversity. 第二天线191'的旋转简化了广播控制器180'的安装,因为广播控制器可以安装到水平表面(例如,天花板)或者垂直表面(例如,墙壁),并且从而第二天线191'可以旋转,例如指向地面。 The second antenna 191 'rotates simplified broadcast controller 180' is mounted, as broadcast controller may be mounted to a horizontal surface (e.g., ceiling) or vertical surface (e.g., a wall), and thus the antenna 191 'can be rotated, for example, pointing to the ground.

[0084] 图7A是根据本发明的第一实施例的广播控制器180的简化框图。 [0084] FIG. 7A is a simplified block diagram of the broadcast controller 180 according to the first embodiment of the present invention. 广播控制器180包括微处理器3010,其可以可替换地包括微控制器、可编程逻辑器件(PLD)、专用集成电路(ASIC)、现场可编程门阵列(FPGA)、或任何合适处理设备或控制电路。 Broadcast controller 180 includes a microprocessor 3010, which may alternatively comprise a microcontroller, programmable logic device (PLD), application specific integrated circuit (ASIC), a field programmable gate array (the FPGA), or any suitable processing device or Control circuit. 微处理器3010耦合至两个RF通信电路(例如,两个RF收发信机3012、3014),其分别耦合至第一和第二天线190、 191,用于以相同频率(例如,约434MHz)发射RF信号。 The microprocessor 3010 is coupled to two RF communications circuitry (e.g., two RF transceiver 3012, 3014), which are coupled to the first and second lines 190, 191, for the same frequency (e.g., about 434MHz) transmission of RF signals. 可替换地,RF通信电路可以简单地包括RF发射器或RF接收器。 Alternatively, RF communication circuitry may simply include an RF transmitter or RF receiver. 微处理器3010可以采用一个或多个算法来控制两个天线190、191到广播控制器180的RF收发信机3012、3014中的任一个或者RF收发信机3012、3014中的两者的分配资源。 The microprocessor 3010 may employ one or more algorithms to control both the distribution of either of the two antennas 190 and 191 to the broadcast controller 180 RF transceiver 3012, 3014 in 3012, 3014 or RF transceiver in resources. 在一个实施例中,例如,微处理器3010可以采用一个或多个算法来使用两个天线190、191,用于多输入多输出(ΜΙΜΟ)技术、两个天线发射和/或波束形成。 In one embodiment, for example, microprocessor 3010 may employ one or more algorithms use two antennas 190 and 191 for multiple input multiple output (ΜΙΜΟ) technology, two transmit antennas and / or beamforming.

[0085] 如先前所述,广播控制器180 (以及能量控制器)能操作成根据时分技术在预定时隙中发射数字消息。 [0085] As previously described, the broadcast controller 180 (a controller and energy) is operable to transmit the digital message according to a predetermined time slot division technique. 从而,广播控制器180能操作成在两个不同相应时隙中在两个天线190、 191上发射数字消息。 Thus, the broadcast controller 180 is operable to transmit digital messages on both antennas 190, 191 at two different respective time slots. 例如,微处理器3010能操作成使第一RF收发信机3012在第一时隙中经由第一天线190发射第一RF信号,并且使第二RF收发信机3014在第二时隙中经由第二天线191发射第二RF信号。 For example, the microprocessor 3010 can operate such that the first RF transceiver 3012 transmits the first RF signal via a first antenna 190 in the first slot, and the second RF transceiver 3014 via the second slot a second transmitting antenna 191 RF signals. 第一和第二RF信号可以包括相同数字消息(S卩,相同命令、查询、数据等)。 The first and second RF signal may comprise the same digital message (S Jie, the same commands, query, data, etc.). 第一和第二时隙不重叠,并且第一时隙可以紧挨在第二时隙之前出现。 First and second slots do not overlap, and the first slots may appear immediately before the second slot. 可替换地,第一和第二RF收发信机3012、3014可以在随机选择的时隙中发射第一和第二RF信号,例如,选自多个非重叠时隙。 Alternatively, the first and second RF transceiver 3012, 3014 may transmit a first RF signal and a second randomly selected time slot, e.g., selected from a plurality of non-overlapping timeslots. 当负载控制系统100包括附加广播控制器时,其他广播控制器能操作成在附加时隙(即,不同于第一和第二时隙)中发射。 When the additional load control system 100 comprises a broadcast controller, the other controller is operable to transmit broadcast at additional time slots (i.e., different from the first and second slots) in.

[0086] 广播控制器180能操作成接收经由第一和第二天线190、191两者,由命令器或能量控制器之一在单个时隙中(即,同时)发射的RF信号。 [0086] broadcast controller 180 is operable to receive via both the first and second antennas 190 and 191, by one of the command or the power controllers in a single time slot (i.e., simultaneously) transmitted the RF signal. 第一RF收发信机3012能操作成响应于通过第一天线190接收RF信号,生成第一接收信号,并且第二RF收发信机3014能操作成响应于通过第二天线191接收RF信号,生成第二接收信号。 A first RF transceiver 3012 is operable in response to receiving an RF signal through the first antenna 190, generates a first receive signal and the second RF transceiver 3014 is operable in response to receiving an RF signal through the second antenna 191, generates receiving a second signal. 微处理器3010能操作成接收第一和第二接收信号,并且通过处理第一和第二接收信号,对由第一和第二天线190、191接收到的无线信号作出响应。 The microprocessor 3010 is operable to receive the first and second received signals, and, responsive to the received by the first and second lines 190, 191 wireless signal by processing the first and second received signals. 例如,微处理器3010能操作成解码第一和第二接收信号,并且对首先被解码的第一和第二接收信号之一作出响应。 For example, the microprocessor 3010 is operable to decode the first and second received signals, and in response to receiving one of the first and the second signal is first decoded. 可替换地,微处理器3010能操作成确定第一和第二接收信号中的哪一个具有较大信号强度,并且对具有较大信号强度的接收信号作出响应。 Alternatively, the microprocessor 3010 is operable to determine the first and second received signals which has a greater signal strength, and in response to the received signal having the larger signal strength. 另外,微处理器3010能操作成组合第一和第二接收信号并且对所组合的信号作出响应。 Further, the microprocessor 3010 is operable to combine the first and second received signals and responsive to the combined signal.

[0087] 在一个或多个实施例中,广播控制器180可以采用一种或多种算法,以允许每两个天线190、191中的每个相应天线分配一个或多个传输时隙。 [0087] In one or more embodiments, the broadcast controller 180 may employ one or more algorithms, to allow each respective antenna in each of two antennas 190 and 191 assigned one or more transmission slots. 例如,广播控制器180可以将两个天线190、191之一的一个或多个传输时隙指配给第一无线电设备(S卩,RF收发信机3012), 并且可以将两个天线190、191中的第二个的相同传输时隙或者一个或多个不同传输时隙指配给第一无线电设备。 For example, the controller 180 may be a broadcast of one of the two or more transmission antennas 190 and 191 time slots assigned to the first radio device (S Jie, the RF transceiver 3012), and may be two antennas 190,191 the second transmission slot of the same or one or more different transmission time slots assigned to the first radio device. 作为进一步实例,广播控制器180可以将两个天线190、191中的一个或两者的一个或多个传输时隙指配给第二无线电设备,该一个或多个传输时隙可以不同于指配给第一无线电设备的传输时隙。 As a further example, a broadcast controller 180 may be two antennas 190, 191 of one or both of one or more transmission slots assigned to the second radio device, the one or more transmission slots may be assigned different from the first transmission slot of the radio device. 在其他实施例中,两个天线190、191可以用于从广播控制器180可以通信的一个或多个设备(或节点)(例如,命令器或能量控制器等)接收信号。 In other embodiments, two antennas 190 and 191 may be used for communication from the broadcast controller 180 or a plurality of devices (or nodes) (e.g., command or the power controller, etc.) the received signal. 例如,广播控制器180的算法可以估计分别与两个天线190、191相关联的校验和或其他质量控制措施,以确定经由两个天线190、191接收到的哪个信号(或分组等)可能更加可靠和/或可以满足预定质量阈值。 For example, the controller 180 of the broadcast algorithm can be estimated, respectively checksum or other quality control measures associated with the two antennas 190 and 191, to determine which signal (or packets, etc.) received via the two antennas 190,191 may more reliable and / or satisfy a predetermined quality threshold.

[0088] 因为存在对无线电传输的功率的规章限制,所以广播控制器180可以采用一种或多种算法来控制从两个天线190、191发射的一个或多个RF信号的广播发射功率。 [0088] because of regulatory restrictions on the power of the radio transmission, the broadcast controller 180 may employ one or more algorithms to control one or more broadcast transmit power of the RF signal transmitted from the two antennas 190,191. 例如,广播控制器180可以使用两个天线190、191以常规发射功率限制或低于常规发射功率限制,分别发射信号,从而有效地增加由广播控制器180使用的一个或多个无线电设备的传输范围。 For example, the broadcast controller 180 may be used in a conventional two antennas 190 and 191 transmit power limit or lower than the conventional transmit power limit, the transmission signal, respectively, so as to effectively increase the transmission of one or more radios 180 using the broadcast controller range.

[0089] 广播控制器180可以被配置成经由第一天线190将第一命令信号发射至至少一个能量控制器,并且可以被配置成经由第二天线191将第二命令信号发射至至少一个能量控制器。 [0089] The broadcast controller 180 may be configured to communicate via a first antenna 190 to transmit a first command signal to the at least one energy controller 191 and may be configured to transmit a second command signal to control the at least one energy through a second antenna device. 至少一个能量控制器可以被配置成使第一命令信号或第二命令信号比从广播控制器180接收到的控制信号优先。 At least one energy controller may be configured so that the first command or the second command signal than the signal received from the broadcast controller 180 to control signal priority. 广播控制器180可以被配置成将第一天线190的指定传输时隙指配给第一命令信号,并且将第二天线191的指定传输时隙指配给第二命令信号。 Broadcast controller 180 may be configured to specify a first antenna 190 of transmission slots assigned to a first command signal and the designated transmission slot antenna 191 is assigned to the second command signal. 广播控制器180可以被配置成确定用于第一命令信号的第一传输功率,并且确定用于第二命令信号的第二传输功率。 Broadcast controller 180 may be configured to determine a first command signal of a first transmission power, and determining second transmission power for the second command signal. 广播控制器180还可以被配置成以第一传输功率或低于第一传输功率经由第一天线190发射第一命令信号,并且以第二传输功率或低于第二传输功率经由第二天线191发射第二命令信号。 Broadcast controller 180 may also be configured to transmit power or a first transmission power lower than the first transmit a first command signal via a first antenna 190, and a second transmission power or a transmission power below the second line 191 via the second antenna transmitting a second command signal.

[0090] 如图7A中所示,微处理器180能操作成从按钮194接收用户输入,并且点亮视觉指示器196以提供反馈。 [0090] As shown in Figure 7A 180 the microprocessor 194 is operable to receive a user from the input button, and illuminated visual indicator 196 to provide feedback. 广播控制器180还可以包括用于在配置和正常操作期间给用户提供反馈的可听声音生成器3016。 The controller 180 may further include a broadcast for providing feedback during normal operation and configuration to the user an audible sound generators 3016. 微处理器3010还耦合至存储器3018,用于存储广播控制器180的操作特性。 The microprocessor 3010 is also coupled to a memory 3018 for storing the operating characteristics of the broadcast controller 180. 存储器3018可以被实现为外部集成电路(IC)或微处理器3010的内部电路。 The memory 3018 may be implemented as internal circuitry outside the integrated circuit (IC) or 3010 microprocessor. 微处理器3010能操作成经由通信电路3020 (例如,以太网通信电路)和网络连接端口3022连接至网络通信链路184。 The microprocessor 3010 via the communication circuit operable to 3020 (e.g., Ethernet communication circuit) 3022 and a network connecting port 184 is connected to a network communication link. 广播控制器180还包括触点闭合输入电路3024,用于经由触点闭合端口3026接收从外部设备接收到的触点闭合信号。 Broadcast controller 180 further includes contact closure input circuit 3024 is configured to receive from an external device via a contact closure port 3026 receives contact closure.

[0091] 广播控制器180可以包括一个或多个可充电电池3030,用于生成用于给微处理器3010、RF收发信机3012、3014、以及广播控制器的其他低压电路供电的电池电压VBATT。 [0091] The broadcast controller 180 may include one or more rechargeable batteries 3030, 3010 to the microprocessor for generating a battery voltage VBATT 3012,3014, and other low-voltage power supply circuit of an RF broadcast controller transceiver . 广播控制器180可以适于经由电源端口3032 (例如,USB端口)接收AC线电压或DC电压。 Broadcast controller 180 may be adapted to receive an AC line voltage or a DC voltage via power port 3032 (e.g., USB port). 电池3030 能操作成当广播控制器180连接至底座192时,经由充电电路180从电源端口3032充电。 A battery operable to 3030 when the broadcast controller 180 is connected to the base 192 via charging circuit 180 is charged from power port 3032. 广播控制器180可以从底座192被移除并且被重新定位,以简化负载控制系统100的配置过程。 Broadcast controller 180 may be removed from the seat 192 and re-positioned, to simplify the configuration of the load control system 100. 可替换地,广播控制器180可以包括内部电源(不是电池3030),并且可以一直通过电源端口3032供电。 Alternatively, the broadcast controller 180 may include an internal power source (not battery 3030), and may have been powered by power port 3032.

[0092] 图7B是根据本发明的替代实施例的广播控制器180”的简化框图。广播控制器180” 具有与图7A中所示的广播控制器180类似的功能框。 [0092] FIG. 7B is a broadcast controller 180 according to an alternative embodiment of the present invention "simplified block diagram broadcast controller 180 'having a similar function block 180 of FIG. 7A broadcast controller shown in FIG. 然而,广播控制器180”具有单个RF通信电路(例如,RF收发信机3012”),而不是图7A中所示的广播控制器180的两个分离RF收发信机3012、3014AF收发信机3012”通过RF开关3013”耦合至两个天线190、191。 However, the broadcast controller 180 'having a single RF communications circuitry (e.g., RF transceiver 3012 "), rather than the broadcast controller shown in FIG. 7A in two separate RF transceiver 3012,3014AF transceiver 180 3012 "through the RF switch 3013 'is coupled to the two antennas 190,191. 微处理器3010” 能够控制RF开关3013”的位置和两个天线190、191中的哪一个耦合至RF收发信机3012”,并且从而发射RF信号。特别地,微处理器3010”能操作成控制RF开关3013”到第一位置,以将RF 收发信机3012”耦合至第一天线190,在第一时隙中发射第一无线信号,并且控制RF开关到第二位置,以将RF收发信机耦合至第二天线190,在第二时隙中发射第二无线信号,第二时隙可以紧接在第一时隙之后出现。 The microprocessor 3010 and the position of two antennas 190 and 191 'able to control the RF switch 3013, "in which a coupled to the RF transceiver 3012", and thus the transmit RF signal. In particular, the microprocessor 3010 "operable to 3013 controls the RF switch "to the first position to the RF transceiver 3012" is coupled to the first antenna 190, transmitting a first radio signal in the first slot, and controls the RF switch to the second position to the RF transceiver letter machine coupled to the second antenna 190, transmit a second wireless signal in the second slot, the second slot may occur immediately after the first slot. 当广播控制器180”不发射RF信号时,微处理器3010”可以将RF开关3013”锁定在一位置,使得仅天线190、191中的一个能够接收RF信号。例如,对于图6B中所示的广播控制器180',微处理器3010”可以控制RF开关3013”到第二位置,使得第二(和可调节)天线191'能够接收RF信号。 When the broadcast controller 180 'is not transmitting RF signals, a microprocessor 3010, "the RF switch 3013 may be" locked in a position such that only one antenna 190, 191 is capable of receiving RF signals. For example, as shown in FIG. 6B for the broadcast controller 180 ', the microprocessor 3010 "RF switch 3013 can be controlled" to a second position, such that the second (and adjustable) antenna 191' is capable of receiving RF signals.

[0093] 能量控制器在第一和第二独立单元110、112中的每个的配置过程期间或之后可以与广播控制器180相关联。 [0093] configuration process during each of the energy directors in the first and second separate units 110, 112 may be associated with, or after the broadcast controller 180. 例如,广播控制器180可以被安装在负载控制系统100中,并且在独立单元被配置和操作之后,与独立单元110、112的能量控制器相关联。 For example, after the broadcast controller 180 may be installed in the load control system 100, and is configured and operated in a stand-alone unit, the separate unit 110, 112 associated with energy directors. 与广播控制器180 相关联的能量控制器然后对由广播控制器发射的数字消息作出响应。 Then in response to the message transmitted by the digital broadcast controller and energy controller 180 associated with the broadcast controller. 例如,能量控制器之一可以通过启动能量控制器上的按钮而与广播控制器180相关联,直到能量控制器进入关联模式为止,并且然后启动广播控制器上的按钮194之一。 For example, one of the energy directors may start button on the controller and the energy associated with the broadcast controller 180, the controller enters the association mode until the energy so far, and then the start button on one of the broadcast controller 194. 广播控制器180可以将广播地址发射至能量控制器,其然后可以保存从广播控制器接收到的广播地址。 The broadcast controller 180 may control the energy transmitted to the broadcast address, the broadcast address which can then be saved to the receiver from a broadcast controller. 广播控制器180可以使视觉指示器196之一闪烁,和/或当与能量控制器的关联完成时,生成可听声音。 Broadcast controller 180 may cause one of a visual indicator 196 flashes, and / or upon completion of the energy associated with the controller generates an audible sound. 广播控制器180可以从底座192被移除,并且移动接近能量控制器,以简化配置过程。 Broadcast controller 180 may be removed from the base 192, and moves close to the power controller, to simplify the configuration process.

[0094] 可替换地,广播控制器180可以响应于按钮194的启动,首先进入关联模式,并且然后可以在关联模式下重复地发射出广播地址。 [0094] Alternatively, the controller 180 may be responsive to a broadcast start button 194, first enters the association mode, and may then emit repetitively broadcast address in association mode. 如果能量控制器上的启动器启动器被启动, 同时广播控制器在关联模式下重复地发射广播地址,则能量控制器可以每个都保存从广播控制器180接收到的广播地址。 If the initiator starts on the energy controller is activated, while transmitting the broadcast controller repeatedly broadcast address in association mode, each of the energy-saving controller may broadcast an address received from the controller 180 to the broadcast.

[0095] 在与独立单元110、112的能量控制器相关联之后,广播控制器180能操作成将包括多个操作模式之一的数字消息发射至能量控制器。 [0095] After a separate unit associated with the energy directors 110, 112, the controller 180 is operable to broadcast the digital message comprises one of a plurality of operation modes to transmit energy director. 独立单元11〇、112的能量控制器响应于从广播控制器1 80接收到包括操作模式之一的数字消息,根据多种控制算法之一自动地操作。 11〇 separate units, an energy controller 112 in response to a broadcast controller 180 receives the digital message comprises one of an operation mode from the operation in accordance with one of the plurality of automatic control algorithm. 例如,广播控制器180可以经由网络182耦合至中央控制器或处理器(未示出),用于接收操作模式,以发射至独立单元11〇、112。 For example, the broadcast network 182 the controller 180 may be coupled to the central controller or processor (not shown) via a receive mode of operation, to a separate unit to emit 11〇, 112. 可替换地,广播控制器180可以响应于从耦合至网络182的建筑物或能量管理系统接收到的数字消息,响应于经由互联网从远程“云”服务器接收到的数字消息,或者响应于经由触点闭合输入接收到的触点闭合信号,将操作模式之一发射至独立单元11〇、112的能量控制器。 Alternatively, the controller 180 may be responsive to a broadcast message received from the digital network coupled to the building or to the energy management system 182 in response to a digital message received from a remote "cloud" server via the Internet, or in response to contact via closure inputs received contact closure signal, one of the operation modes to a separate transmitting unit 11〇, energy director 112. 能量控制器能操作成响应于当前操作模式和存储在能量控制器的存储器中的一个或多个操作特性,控制相应负载。 Energy controller is operable in response to a current operating mode and the energy stored in the memory in the controller or more operating characteristics, respective load control.

[0096] 另外,广播控制器180能操作成将包括用于控制关联负载的命令的数字消息发射至能量控制器。 [0096] Further, the controller 180 is operable to broadcast including the digital message associated commands for controlling the energy transmitted to the load controller. 例如,命令可以包括开启或关闭负载的命令、调节传递至负载的功率量的命令、增加或减小加热和冷却系统的设定点温度的命令、延迟时间(即,从命令被接收到负载被控制的时间)、以及衰减时间(即,负载从初始值被调节至目标值的时间的量)。 For example, the commands may include a command to turn on or off a load, adjusting the amount of power delivered to a load command, a command to increase or decrease the set point temperature of the heating and cooling system, the delay time (i.e., the load command is received from the control of the time), and a decay time (i.e., the load is adjusted from an initial value to a target value of an amount of time).

[0097] 广播控制器180还可以提供独立单元110、112的集中时钟控制。 [0097] The broadcast controller 180 may also be provided independently of the control unit 110, the centralized clock. 例如,广播控制器180可以将当前日时周期性地发射至能量控制器。 For example, the broadcast controller 180 may periodically transmit power to the controller when the current date. 每个能量控制器都可以通过时钟进度表被编程,用于响应于由广播控制器180发射的当前日时而控制电力负载。 Each energy controller can be programmed by the timeclock schedule, in response to the broadcast transmitted by the controller 180 controlling the power load current day sometimes. 时钟进度表可以被存储在广播控制器180的存储器3018中。 Timeclock schedule broadcast controller may be stored in the memory of 3,018,180. 广播控制器180可以包括天文时钟,或者可以经由互联网从云服务器接收时段信息。 Broadcast controller 180 may include an astronomical clock, or may receive time information from the cloud server via the Internet. 另外,除了将当前日时发射至能量控制器之外,广播控制器180可以存储用于控制电力负载的时钟进度表,并且可以响应于当前日时而将替代命令发射至能量控制器。 Further, except that the energy transmitted to the controller outside the current date, the broadcast controller 180 may store programs for controlling the electrical load of the timeclock schedule, in response to the current day and may sometimes substitute command transmitted to the power controller. 例如,广播控制器180可以每时钟进度表将扫描打开或扫描关闭命令发射至能量控制器,以在工作日结束时,分别打开和关闭一个或多个电力负载。 For example, the broadcast controller 180 may scan each of the timeclock schedule to open or close command transmitted to an energy scan controller, at the end of the working day in order to respectively open and close one or more electrical loads. 而且,广播控制器180可以响应于时钟进度表,将操作模式之一发射至能量控制器。 Further, the broadcast controller 180 may be responsive to a clock schedule, the one mode of operation to transmit energy director. 在一个或多个实施例中,广播控制器180可以包括一个或多个处理器(或控制器)设备、一个或多个存储器、至少一个电源、和/或一个或多个无线通信收发信机(可以与两个天线190、191通信)。 In one or more embodiments, the broadcast controller 180 may include one or more processors (or controller) device, one or more memories, at least one power source, and / or one or more wireless communications transceiver (190, 191 may be in communication with the two antennas). 一个或多个处理器设备可以被配置成执行多种功能,诸如但不限于与时钟功能和/或需求响应功能相关联的那些功能。 A plurality of processors or devices may be configured to perform various functions, such as, but not limited to those functions associated with the function and clock function / or demand response.

[0098] 由广播控制器180发射的操作模式可以包括例如正常模式、标准需求响应(DR)模式、紧急需求响应(DR)模式、闲暇模式、安全模式、以及预处理模式。 [0098] transmitted by the broadcast controller 180 may comprise, for example, a normal mode of operation mode, standard demand response (DR) mode, the emergency demand response (DR) mode, spare mode, the security mode, and the pretreatment mode. 在标准需求响应模式和紧急需求响应模式期间,能量控制器操作成降低负载控制系统100的总功率消耗(即,卸除负载)。 During the normal mode in response to the demand response mode and emergency needs, reducing energy controller operable to control the total power consumption of the load 100 (i.e., the load removed). 例如,当照明负载开启时,调光器开关210可以将照明负载122的当前强度Lpres减小预定量,当房间不被占用时,关闭照明负载,并且如果在房间中存在充足日光,则响应于日光传感器,降低当前强度LPRES。 For example, when the lighting load is turned on, the dimmer switch 210 may be the current intensity of the lighting load 122 is reduced by a predetermined amount Lpres, when the room is not occupied, the lighting load is turned off, and if there is sufficient daylight in the room, in response to daylight sensor, reduction of the current strength LPRES. 另外,机动化窗上用品320可以降低遮蔽件织物322,以覆盖窗口,并且在标准需求响应模式和紧急需求响应模式期间提供用于建筑物的附加隔离,或者可以可替换地升高遮蔽件织物,以允许更多阳光进入房间。 Furthermore, motorized window treatments 320 may reduce fabric shield 322 to cover the window, and in response to the emergency mode and provide for a building demand response model during additional isolation requirements in the standard, or may alternatively be raised fabric shield to allow more sunlight into the room.

[0099] 而且,在标准需求响应模式和紧急需求响应模式期间,当冷却建筑物时,温度控制设备230、330可以增加HVAC系统的设定点温度TSET,并且当在加热建筑物时,减小HVAC系统的设定点温度Tset,以减少HVAC系统的能量消耗。 [0099] Further, during the response mode and the normal mode in response to emergency needs demand, when the building is cooled, the temperature control device 230, 330 may increase the set point temperature of a TSET HVAC system, and when the building is heated, reduced HVAC system setpoint temperature Tset, in order to reduce the energy consumption of the HVAC system. 另外,温度控制设备230、330能操作成在标准需求响应模式和紧急需求响应模式期间,关闭HVAC系统。 Further, the temperature control device 230, 330 is operable to respond during the emergency mode and the standard mode needs demand response, turn off the HVAC system. 能量控制器在需求响应模式期间的操作可以取决于当前日时或当前年度时间。 Energy controller in operation during the demand response may depend on the current mode when the current day or time of year. 另外,能量控制器在需求响应模式期间的操作可以取决于在独立单元中选择的当前操作模式或当前场景。 Further, the energy directors during the operation of the demand response depending on the selected mode may be a separate unit in the current operating mode or the current scene. 例如,如果在独立单元中选择“介绍”或“会议”场景并且广播控制器180发射标准需求响应模式,则独立单元的能量控制器不对标准需求响应模式作出响应,以不干扰正在进行的会议。 For example, if the self-contained unit "introduction" or "Meeting" scene broadcast controller 180 and the emission standards demand response mode, the stand-alone unit energy demand response mode controller does not respond to the standard, does not interfere with the ongoing conference.

[0100] 广播控制器180能操作成响应于多种不同输入,使能量控制器进入标准需求响应模式或紧急需求响应模式。 [0100] broadcast controller 180 is operable in response to a plurality of different input, the energy demand the controller enters the standard mode or the emergency response demand response mode. 当首先进入需求响应模式中的任一个时,广播控制器180可以生成可听声音和/或可以使视觉指示器196之一闪烁(S卩,生成视觉指示)。 When any first enters the demand response mode, the broadcast controller 180 may generate an audible sound and / or visual indicators can blink one 196 (S Jie, generate a visual indication). 另外,当处于需求响应模式中的任一个时,能量控制器可以生成可听声音或使视觉指示器闪烁。 Further, when any one mode in response to a demand, the controller may generate an audible sound energy or to a visual indicator flashes. 可替换地,广播控制器180可以经由网络182发射数字消息,使得当广播控制器180首先进入需求响应模式中的任一个时,电子邮件或文本被发送,或者可以在平板电脑185或PC上运行的图形用户接口(GUI)上显示消息。 Alternatively, the broadcast controller 180 may transmit a digital message via a network 182, such that when the first broadcast controller 180 enters the demand response model according to any one time, e-mail or text is transmitted, or may be run on a tablet PC 185, or message is displayed on a graphical user interface (GUI). 广播控制器180能操作成响应于手动输入,诸如,例如,需求响应远程控制远程控制器186的需求响应开始按钮188的启动或者显示在平板电脑195或耦合至网络通信链路184的其他计算设备(例如,个人计算机或智能电话)上的网页上的开始选项的选择,将标准需求响应模式和紧急需求响应模式之一发射至能量控制器。 Broadcast controller 180 is operable in response to a manual input, such as, for example, remote control of the remote controller in response to the demand 186 in response to demand the start button 188 to start a display or other computing devices 184 to the network communication link or coupling 195 tablet start option on the page on (for example, a personal computer or smart phone) to select the standard one demand response mode and emergency demand response mode to transmit power controller. 另外,广播控制器180能操作成响应于使用计算设备创建的时钟事件,发射需求响应模式之一。 Further, the broadcast controller 180 is operable in response to a clock event is created using the computing device, one demand response mode emission.

[0101] 而且,广播控制器180能操作成自动地使能量控制器进入需求响应模式之一。 [0101] Further, the broadcast controller 180 is operable to automatically enter the energy demand the controller in response to one of the modes. 例如,负载控制系统100可以进一步包括触点闭合接口单元(未示出),用于从电气设施183或整合器接收无线信号(例如,蜂窝信号)。 For example, the load control system 100 may further include a contact closure interface unit (not shown) for receiving wireless signals from the electrical installation or the integrator 183 (e.g., a cellular signal). 触点闭合接口单元可以指向广播控制器180,以经由由触点闭合输入电路5024接收到的触点闭合输入信号,发射需求响应模式之一。 Closed contact point may broadcast controller interface unit 180, via the contact closure input circuit 5024 receives the contact closure input signal, transmitting one demand response mode. 可替换地,负载控制系统100的中央控制器可以经由网络182从电气设施183或整合器接收通信,并且可以将一个或多个数字消息自动地发射至广播控制器180,用于使广播控制器将需求响应模式之一发射至能量控制器。 Alternatively, the central controller of the load control system 100 may receive communications from the electrical facility 183 via a network 182 or integrated, and may be one or more digital messages to be transmitted to the broadcast controller 180, for broadcast controller one of the energy demand response mode transmissions to the controller. 另外,中央控制器可以经由网络182从电气设施或整合器周期性地下载需求响应状态或命令,并且可以使广播控制器180响应于下载的状态或命令,将需求响应模式之一发射至能量控制器。 The central controller may be periodically downloaded via the network 182 from an electrical facility or demand response aggregator or command state, and may cause the broadcast controller 180 in response to the command or the status of the download, the one demand response mode to an energy emission control device.

[0102] 广播控制器180能操作成例如通过将正常模式发射至能量控制器,使能量控制器退出标准需求响应模式或紧急需求响应模式。 [0102] The controller 180 is operable to broadcast by, for example, the normal mode to transmit energy director, the energy demand the controller exits normal response mode or an emergency demand response mode. 广播控制器180能操作成响应于手动输入,诸如,例如,需求响应远程控制远程控制器196的需求响应停止按钮189的启动,响应于显示在耦合至网络通信链路184的计算设备上的网页的停止选项的选择,或者响应于由计算设备创建的时钟事件,使能量控制器退出需求响应模式。 Broadcast controller 180 is operable in response to a manual input, such as, for example, remote control of the remote controller in response to the needs 196 needs to stop in response to the start button 189 in response to a page displayed on a computing device coupled to a network communication link 184 select the option to stop, or clock in response to events created by a computing device, the controller exits the energy demand response mode. 另外,广播控制器180能操作成响应于在触点闭合输入处的信号的移除,响应于经由网络182从电气设施183或整合器接收到的通信,或者响应于下载的需求响应状态或命令,自动地使能量控制器退出需求响应模式。 Further, the broadcast controller 180 is operable to signal in response to the removal of the contact closure input, in response to receiving the electrical installation from the integrator 183 or 182 via a communication network, or a response to a command or status response demand download automatically in response to the energy demand the controller exits the mode. 而且,能量控制器能操作成在预定量时间之后从需求响应模式停止。 Moreover, the energy controller is operable to stop the demand response mode after a predetermined amount of time.

[0103] 广播控制器180能操作成“预处理”建筑物,其中,在标准需求响应模式(其中,HVAC 系统将消耗较少功率)下操作能量控制器之前,安装负载控制系统100。 [0103] The controller 180 is operable to broadcast "pretreatment" buildings, where, under normal demand response mode (wherein, HVAC systems consume less power) of energy before the operation controller, the load control system 100 is mounted. 广播控制器180可以在使能量控制器在标准需求响应模式下操作之前,发射包括预处理模式的数字消息。 Before broadcast controller 180 may operate in the energy demand the controller in response to the standard mode, the message includes a pre-transmission digital mode. 在预处理模式下,温度控制设备230、330能操作成当HVAC系统冷却建筑物时,预先冷却建筑物, 并且当HVAC系统加热建筑物时,预先加热建筑物。 In the pretreatment mode, the temperature control apparatus 230 and 330 operable when the HVAC system to cool a building when the pre-cooling of buildings, when the HVAC system and the building is heated, pre-heated buildings.

[0104] 能量控制器的操作模式的操作特性和功能可以被编程为开箱即用的,使得只要能量控制器与广播控制器相关联,能量控制器每个都对由广播控制器180发射的操作模式作出响应。 [0104] Operation modes of operation of the features and functions of the controller may be programmed energy is out of the box, so long as the energy associated with the broadcast controller with the controller, each controller of the energy emitted by the broadcast controller 180 mode of operation in response. 另外,能量控制器的操作模式的操作特性和功能可以可替换地由客户在线配置(例如,使用个人计算机上的web浏览器),并且然后在广播控制器的制造处理期间,被编程到广播控制器180的存储器中,使得负载控制系统100—被安装并且与广播控制器相关联就可操作。 Additionally, operating characteristics and functions of the operation mode of the energy directors may alternatively be configured by a client online (e.g., using a web browser on a personal computer), and then during the manufacturing process of the broadcast controller is programmed to control the broadcast the memory 180 such that the load control system 100 is installed and associated with the broadcast controller can operate. 而且,每个能量控制器的控制算法可以例如使用手持式程序设计器被编程,以将数字消息发射至能量控制器。 Further, each of the control algorithm may be, for example, energy director using a handheld programming device is programmed to transmit the digital message to an energy controller. 然而,不是所有能量控制器都可以对由广播控制器180发射的所有操作模式作出响应。 However, not all energy directors can respond to all operating modes emitted by the broadcast controller 180. 从而,如果能量控制器接收到包括在能量控制器中不被配置的操作模式的数字消息,则能量控制器默认为正常模式。 Thus, if the energy received by the controller includes an operation mode of the digital message is not configured in the energy director, the energy controller defaults to the normal mode. 例如,调光器开关210可以不对包括预处理模式的数字消息作出响应。 For example, the dimmer switch 210 comprises a digital message may not respond pretreatment mode.

[0105] 例如,调光器开关210可以在正常模式、标准需求响应模式、紧急需求响应模式、闲暇模式、以及安全模式下操作。 [0105] For example, the dimmer switch 210 may be in the normal mode, normal mode in response to the demand, an emergency demand response mode, the operating mode of leisure, and the safe mode. 当调光器开关210从广播控制器180接收到包括操作模式之一的数字消息时,调光器开关执行操作模式调节过程400,以根据合适控制算法开始操作。 When the dimmer switch 210 receives the broadcast controller 180 includes a digital message from one mode of operation, the dimmer switch 400 performs the operation mode adjustment process to start operation according to a suitable control algorithm. 当从调光器开关210的独立单元的命令器之一接收到数字消息时,调光器开关根据从广播控制器180接收到的当前操作模式,执行控制过程500。 When the command is one of the separate unit from the dimmer switch 210 receives a digital message, the dimmer switch 180 according to the current mode of operation is received from the broadcast controller to the execution control process 500. 调光器开关210使用正常强度Lnorm、 需求响应回调(setback) Adr、以及日光照明回调Adl,在控制过程500期间确定照明负载212的当前强度Lpres,例如, The dimmer switch 210 using normal strength Lnorm, demand response callback (setback) Adr, and daylighting callback Adl, determines the current intensity of the lighting load Lpres 212 500 during the control process, e.g.,

[0106] Lpres= (1-Δ dr) · (1_ Δ dl) · Lnorm [0106] Lpres = (1-Δ dr) · (1_ Δ dl) · Lnorm

[0107] 当在正常模式下操作时,调光器开关210控制照明负载212的当前强度Lms至正常强度LNQRM,并且可以响应于远程控制远程控制器250的按钮252-258的启动,调节正常强度Lnorm。 [0107] When operating in the normal mode, the dimmer switch 210 controls the intensity of the lighting load current to a normal intensity Lms LNQRM 212, and in response to the remote control start button 250 of the remote controller 252-258, the regulation of normal strength Lnorm. 需求响应回调Adr表示当调光器开关210在需求响应模式下操作时,照明负载212的当前强度Lpres从正常强度Lnqrm按比例缩减的百分比。 When the demand response callback Adr represents the dimmer switch 210 is operating in a demand response mode, the intensity of the lighting load current percentage Lnqrm Lpres 212 from the normal strength downscaled. 日光照明回调Δ DL表示当日光照明被启用用于调光器开关210时,照明负载212的当前强度Lms从正常强度Lnqrm按比例缩减的百分比。 Δ DL callback daylight lighting is enabled indicates the date for the dimmer switch 210, the intensity of the lighting load current percentage from the normal 212 Lms strength Lnqrm downscaled.

[0108] 图8A是在步骤410处当调光器开关接收到包括操作模式之一的数字消息时,由调光器开关210执行的操作模式调节过程400的简化流程图。 [0108] FIG. 8A is a simplified flow chart at step 410 when the dimmer switch receives the message comprises one of a digital mode of operation, the dimmer switch 210 from the operation mode adjustment process 400 performed. 如果在步骤412处,在步骤410处接收到的操作模式被配置用于调光器开关210 (即,调光器开关对该模式作出响应),并且在步骤414处,所接收到的操作模式是正常模式,在步骤415处,调光器开关210将需求响应回调Δ DR设置为0 %。 If the operation mode at step 412, is received at step 410 the operating mode is configured for the dimmer switch 210 (i.e., the dimmer switch is responsive to the mode), and at step 414, the received It is a normal mode, at step 415, the dimmer switch 210 in response to the demand callback Δ DR is set to 0%. 然后,在操作模式调节过程400退出之前,在步骤416处,调光器开关210禁用所有传感器操作(即,调光器开关210在正常操作期间将不对占用传感器或日光传感器作出响应),并且在步骤418处,将日光照明回调Δ DL设置为0 %。 Then, the operation mode adjustment before the process 400 exits, at step 416, the dimmer switch 210 disables all operation of the sensor (i.e., the dimmer switch 210 during normal operation will not occupancy sensor or a daylight sensor in response), and step 418, the daylighting Δ DL callback set to 0%.

[0109] 如果在步骤420处,所接收到的操作模式是标准需求响应模式,则在步骤422处,调光器开关210将需求响应回调Adr设置为第一预定回调量Adri,例如,约20%。 [0109] If, at step 420, the received operation mode is the standard mode of the demand response, then at step 422, the dimmer switch 210 in response to the demand to a first predetermined callback Adr Adri correction amount, e.g., about 20 %. 然后,在步骤424处,调光器开关210启用空置传感器操作(S卩,调光器开关将对空置消息作出响应,而不是由指配给调光器开关的占用传感器发射的占用消息),并且在步骤426处启用日光照明操作(即,调光器开关将响应于由指配给调光器开关的日光传感器测量的总照明强度,调节预置强度Lpres)。 Then, at step 424, the dimmer switch 210 to enable operation of the sensor vacancy (S Jie, the dimmer switch will respond to messages vacancy, rather than occupying message transmitted by the occupancy sensor means assigned to the dimmer switch), and enable the daylight operation is performed at step 426 (i.e., dimmer switch in response to a ration refers to the total illumination intensity modulated optical switch daylight sensor measuring the adjusted preset intensity Lpres). 最终,在步骤428处,调光器开关210设置需求响应(DR)超时周期,并且操作模式调节过程400退出。 Finally, at step 428, the dimmer switch 210 is provided demand response (DR) timeout period, and the operation mode adjustment process 400 exits. 在操作模式调节过程400退出之前,如果在步骤430处,所接收到的操作模式是紧急需求响应模式,则在步骤432处,调光器开关210将需求响应回调Adr设置为第二预定回调量A DR2 (例如,约90 %),在步骤424处,启用空置传感器操作,在步骤426处,启用日光照明操作,并且在步骤428处,设置需求响应超时周期。 Prior to the operation mode adjustment process 400 exits, at step 430, if the received emergency mode of operation is the demand response mode, then at step 432, the dimmer switch 210 in response to the requirements set to a second predetermined callback Adr amount callback A DR2 (e.g., about 90%), at step 424, to enable operation of the sensor vacant, at step 426, enable the daylight operation, and at step 428, the demand response timeout period is provided. 在需求响应超时周期结束时,调光器开关210例如通过改变为正常模式(S卩,将需求响应回调△ DR设置为0%,禁用所有传感器操作,并且将日光照明回调A DL设置为0%),自动地退出需求响应模式。 When the demand response end of the timeout period, the dimmer switch 210, for example, by changing the normal mode (S Jie, the demand response callback △ DR set to 0%, disable all operation of the sensor, and the daylighting callback A DL is set to 0% ), demand response mode automatically exits.

[0110] 如果在步骤434处,所接收到的操作模式是闲暇模式,则在步骤436处,调光器开关210启用占用传感器操作(S卩,调光器开关将对由指配给调光器开关的占用传感器发射的占用消息和空置消息响应)。 [0110] If, at step 434, the operation mode is received leisure mode, then at step 436, the dimmer switch 210 to enable operation of the occupancy sensor (S Jie, the dimmer switch will be assigned by the dimmer occupancy sensor switch occupancy message transmission and message response vacant). 然后,在操作模式调节过程400退出之前,在步骤438处,调光器开关210禁用日光照明操作(S卩,调光器开关210将不响应于指配给调光器开关的日光传感器而调节预置强度Lpres),并且在步骤418处,将日光照明回调△ DL设置为0%。 Then, the operation mode adjustment before the process 400 exits, at step 438, the dimmer switch 210 disables the daylighting operation (S Jie, the dimmer switch 210 will not respond to daylight sensors to the assigned dimmer switch is adjusted pre LPRES of the opposing strength), and at step 418, the correction △ DL daylighting set to 0%. 如果在步骤440 处,所接收到的操作模式是安全模式,则在步骤442处,调光器开关210将照明负载的预置强度Lpres设置为等于最大强度Lmax (即,100%),使得预置强度Lpres不取决于正常强度Lncirm、需求响应后退Adr、以及日光照明回调Ad L的值。 If at step 440, the received mode is the safe mode operation, then at step 442, the dimmer switch 210 preset intensity of the lighting load is set to be equal Lpres Lmax of the maximum intensity (i.e., 100%), such that the pre- Lpres set intensity does not depend on normal strength Lncirm, demand response back Adr, and the value of L daylighting callback Ad. 然后,在操作模式调节过程400退出之前,在步骤444处,调光器开关210禁用所有传感器操作,并且在步骤418处,将日光照明回调△ DL设置为0%。 Then, in the operation mode before the adjustment process 400 exits, at step 444, the dimmer switch 210 to disable all the operation of the sensor, and at step 418, the correction △ DL daylighting set to 0%. 如果在步骤412处,在步骤410处接收到的操作模式不被配置用于调光器开关210, 则调光器开关通过在步骤415处将照明回调Adl设置为0%,在步骤415处禁用所有传感器操作,并且在步骤418处将日光照明回调Δ DL设置为〇%,在正常模式下简单地操作。 If at step 412, is received at step 410 is not configured for the operating mode of the dimmer switch 210, the dimmer switch at step 415 by the illumination Adl callback is set to 0% at step 415 to disable All the sensors operate, and at step 418 the Δ DL callback daylighting billion% to simply operate in the normal mode.

[0111] 图8B是当在步骤510处,调光器开关从命令器之一(例如,远程控制远程控制器250、占用传感器260、或日光传感器)接收到数字消息时,由调光器开关210执行的控制过程500的简化流程图。 [0111] FIG 8B is when at step 510, the dimmer switch from the one of the commands (e.g., remote control of the remote controller 250, an occupancy sensor 260, or a daylight sensor) receives a digital message, the dimmer switch control process 210 performed by a simplified flowchart 500. 如果在步骤512处,调光器开关210在紧急模式下操作,则调光器开关不对所接收到的数字消息作出响应,并且控制过程500简单地退出。 If, at step 512, the dimmer switch 210 operates in the emergency mode, the dimmer switch not received digital message in response, and control procedure 500 simply exits. 如果在步骤514处,所接收到的消息来自远程控制远程控制器250,并且在步骤516处,指示远程控制远程控制器的开启按钮252被启动,则在步骤518处,调光器开关将正常强度Lnqrm设置为最大强度Lmax (即, 100%)。 If, at step 514, the received message from the remote control of the remote controller 250, and at step 516, indicating the remote control button to turn on the remote controller 252 is activated, then at step 518, the dimmer switch will normally Lnqrm intensity Lmax of the maximum intensity is set (i.e., 100%). 如果在步骤520处,所接收到的数字消息指示远程控制远程控制器250的关闭按钮254被启动,则在步骤522处,调光器开关210将正常强度Lnqrm设置为0% (S卩,关闭)。 If at step 520, the received digital message indicates that the remote control of the remote controller 250 close button 254 is actuated, at step 522, the dimmer switch 210 is set to normal strength Lnqrm 0% (S Jie, closed ). 如果所接收到的数字消息指示在步骤524处上升按钮255被启动或者在步骤528处下降按钮250被启动,则分别在步骤526处,调光器开关210将正常强度Lnqrm增加预定量(例如,约1 %)并且在步骤530处,将正常强度Lnorm减小预定量(例如,约1 %)。 If the received digital message indication 255 is activated at step UP button 524 or decrease button at step 528 250 is started, respectively, at step 526, the dimmer switch 210 normal strength Lnqrm increased by a predetermined amount (e.g., about 1%) and at step 530, the normal strength Lnorm reduced a predetermined amount (e.g., about 1%). 如果在步骤532处,所接收到的数字消息指示预置按钮258被启动,则在步骤534处,调光器开关210将正常强度Lnqrm设置为预置强度Lpre。 If at step 532, the received digital message indicating the preset button 258 is actuated, at step 534, the dimmer switch 210 is set to normal strength Lnqrm preset intensity Lpre.

[0112] 如果在步骤514处,所接收到的数字消息不是来自远程控制远程控制器250,则调光器开关210确定所接收到的数字消息是否来自占用传感器260。 [0112] If, at step 514, the received message is not a digital remote control from a remote controller 250, the dimmer switch 210 determines the received digital message 260 is from the occupancy sensor. 特别是,如果在步骤536 处,所接收到的数字消息是来自占用传感器260的空置消息,并且在步骤538处,空置传感器或占用传感器操作被启用(即,在操作模式调节过程400的步骤424或432处被启用),在步骤540处,调光器开关210将正常强度Lnqrm设置到0% (S卩,关闭)。 In particular, if, at step 536, the received digital message from occupying the vacant message sensor 260, and at step 538, empty sensor or occupancy sensor operation is enabled (i.e., steps of the process 400 is adjusted 424 in the mode of operation or 432 is enabled), at step 540, the dimmer switch 210 is set to the normal intensity Lnqrm 0% (S Jie, closed). 如果在步骤538处,空置传感器或占用传感器操作不被启用,则调光器开关210不调节正常强度Lnorm。 If, at step 538, empty sensor or occupancy sensor operation is not enabled, the dimmer switch 210 is not properly adjusted intensity Lnorm. 如果在步骤542处, 所接收到的数字消息是来自占用传感器260的占用消息,并且在步骤544处,占用传感器操作被启用,则在步骤546处,调光器开关210将正常强度Lnqrm设置为最大强度Lmax (即, 100%) 〇 If, at step 542, the received digital message is occupied by a message from the occupancy sensor 260, and at step 544, the occupancy sensor operation is enabled, then at step 546, the dimmer switch 210 normal intensity Lnqrm set Lmax of the maximum intensity (i.e., 100%) square

[0113] 如果在步骤548处,所接收到的数字消息是来自日光传感器的日光照明消息,并且在步骤550处,日光照明操作被启用,则在步骤552处,调光器开关210响应于包括在所接收到的数字消息中的所测量的总照明强度Ltot设置日光照明回调Adl。 [0113] If, at step 548, the received digital message is daylighting message from a daylight sensor, and at step 550, the daylighting operation is enabled, then at step 552, the dimmer switch 210 in response to include the total illumination intensity is measured in the received digital message in callback Ltot provided daylighting Adl. 例如,如果总照明强度Ltot高于预定阈值,则调光器开关210可以增加日光照明回调Adl的值。 For example, if the total Ltot illumination intensity above a predetermined threshold, the dimmer switch 210 may increase the value of daylighting callback Adl. 最后,在控制过程500 退出之前,在步骤518、522、526、530、534、540、546处调节正常强度1«題或者在步骤522处调节日光照明回调Adl之后,在步骤554处,调光器开关210使用正常强度Lnorm、需求响应回调A DR、以及日光照明回调Adl,计算照明负载212的当前强度Lpres的新值。 Finally, after the control process 500 exits before, adjusting the intensity of a normal «question at step 518,522,526,530,534,540,546 or adjust the daylighting callback Adl At step 522, at step 554, the dimming switch 210 using normal strength Lnorm, demand response callback a DR, and daylighting callback Adl, the lighting load is calculated new value of the intensity of the current Lpres 212.

[0114] 类似地,第一独立单元110的温度控制设备230执行操作模式调节过程600,以响应于从广播控制器180接收到包括操作模式之一的数字消息,通过合适控制算法操作。 [0114] Similarly, the first independent temperature control unit 110 performs operation mode adjustment device 230 the process 600, in response to receiving from the broadcast message includes a digital controller 180, one mode of operation, operation by a suitable control algorithm. 当在正常模式下操作时,温度控制设备230控制HVAC系统的设定点温度Tset到正常温度TNQRM,并且可以响应于用户接口232的启动器启动器的启动,调节正常温度Tnorm。 When operating in the normal mode, the control device 230 controls the temperature set point Tset of the temperature of the HVAC system to a normal temperature TNQRM, and may be started in response to the user interface 232 of the initiator of the initiator, the normal temperature adjustment Tnorm. 当在标准需求响应模式、紧急需求响应模式、或者闲暇模式下操作时,温度控制设备230使用偏移温度Tos调节设定点温度TSET,以减少HVAC系统的总功率消耗。 When the operation mode of the spare standard demand response mode, the emergency mode demand response, or temperature control apparatus 230 uses the offset temperature Tos a TSET setpoint temperature regulation, to reduce the total power consumption of the HVAC system. 另外,当在预处理模式下操作时,温度控制设备230使用偏移温度Tos调节设定点温度Tset,以预先冷却或预先加热建筑物。 Further, when operating in the pretreatment mode, the temperature control apparatus 230 uses the offset temperature regulation set point temperature Tset is Tos, in a pre-cooled or pre-heated buildings.

[0115] 图8C是当在步骤610处,温度控制设备接收包括操作模式之一的数字消息时,由温度控制设备230执行的操作模式调节过程600的简化流程图。 [0115] FIG. 8C is when at step 610, the temperature control apparatus receives a digital message comprises one of an operation mode, the operation mode of the device 230 by the temperature simplified flowchart of a process 600 performed by regulation control. 如果在步骤612处,在步骤610 处接收到的操作模式被配置用于温度控制设备230,并且在步骤614处,所接收到的操作模式是正常模式,则在步骤616处,温度控制设备将偏移温度Tos设置为(TC。然后,在操作模式调节过程600退出之前,温度控制设备230通过将偏移温度Tos添加至正常温度Tnqrm(S卩,设定点温度Tset等于正常温度Tnqrm),在步骤630处确定用于HVAC系统的设定点温度TSET。 If the operation mode at step 612, the operation mode in step 610 is received at the device 230 configured for temperature control, and at step 614, the normal mode is received, then at step 616, the temperature control device Tos is set to offset temperature (TC. then, the process 600 exits before the adjustment, the temperature control apparatus 230 by adding the offset temperature is a normal temperature was added to Tos Tnqrm (S Jie, the set point temperature Tset equal to the normal temperature Tnqrm) in the operation mode, It is determined at step 630 for the HVAC system set point temperature TSET.

[0116] 如果在步骤620处,所接收到的操作模式是需求响应模式中的任一个,并且在步骤622处,HVAC系统当前冷却建筑物,则在步骤624处,温度控制设备230将偏移温度Tos设置为冷却需求响应回调温度Tdr-CQQL (例如,约3°C)。 [0116] If, at step 620, the received operation mode is any of a demand response mode, and at step 622, the current cooling a building HVAC system, then at step 624, the temperature control apparatus 230 will be offset Tos is set to a temperature of the cooling demand response callback temperature Tdr-CQQL (e.g., about 3 ° C). 如果在步骤622处,HVAC系统当前加热建筑物,则在步骤626处,温度控制设备230将偏移温度Tos设置为加热需求响应回调温度Tdr-heat (例如,约-3°C)。 If, at step 622, HVAC system, the building heating current, then at step 626, the temperature control apparatus 230 is set to the offset temperature Tos heating demand response callback temperature Tdr-heat (e.g., from about -3 ° C). 在步骤628处,温度控制设备230设置需求响应(DR)超时周期。 At step 628, the temperature control apparatus 230 is provided a demand response (DR) timeout period. 最后,在操作模式调节过程600退出之前,在步骤630处,温度控制设备230将偏移温度Tos添加至正常温度TNOrm,以确定用于HVAC系统的设定点温度TSET。 Finally, in the operation mode before the adjustment process 600 exits, at step 630, the temperature control apparatus 230 is added to the offset temperature Tos TNORM normal temperature, to determine a set point temperature of the HVAC system TSET. 从而,当在需求响应模式中的任一个下操作时,当冷却建筑物(由于偏移温度Tso为正)时,温度控制设备230增加设定点温度TSET,并且当加热建筑物(由于偏移温度Tos为负)时,减小设定点温度TSET。 Thus, when the demand response in any one operating mode, when the building is cooled (temperature Tso since the offset is positive), the temperature control apparatus 230 increases a TSET set point temperature, and when heating the building (due to the offset Tos is negative temperature), reduce the setpoint temperature TSET. 在需求响应超时周期结束时, 温度控制设备230将例如通过改变至正常模式(S卩,将偏移温度Tos设置为(TC)退出需求响应模式。 At the end of a demand response time-out period, the temperature control apparatus 230 for example by changing to the normal mode (S Jie, Tos is set to the offset temperature (TC) to exit the demand response mode.

[0117] 如果在步骤632处,所接收到的操作模式是闲暇模式,并且在步骤634处,HVAC系统当前冷却建筑物,则在步骤636处,温度控制设备230将偏移温度Tos设置为冷却闲暇回调温度Tah—gogl (例如,约3°C)。 [0117] If, at step 632, the operation mode is received leisure mode, and at step 634, the current cooling a building HVAC system, then at step 636, the temperature control apparatus 230 is set to the offset temperature was cooled Tos leisure callback temperature Tah-gogl (e.g., about 3 ° C). 如果在步骤634处,HVAC系统当前加热建筑物,则在步骤638处,温度控制设备230将偏移温度Tos设置为加热闲暇回调温度Tah-heat (例如,约-3°C)。 If, at step 634, HVAC system, the building heating current, then at step 638, the temperature control apparatus 230 is set to the offset temperature Tos leisure callback heating temperature Tah-heat (e.g., from about -3 ° C). 然后,通过将偏移温度Tos添加至正常温度Tnorm,在步骤630处,温度控制设备230确定用于HVAC系统的设定点温度Tset,并且操作模式调节过程600退出。 Then, the temperature Tos by adding the offset to the normal temperature TNORM, at step 630, the control device 230 determines a temperature set point Tset is a temperature of the HVAC system, and the operation mode adjustment process 600 exits. 从而,当在闲暇模式下操作时,当冷却建筑物时,温度控制设备230增加设定点温度Tset,并且当加热建筑物时,减小设定点温度Tset。 Thus, when operating in leisure mode, when the building is cooled, the temperature control apparatus 230 increases the temperature set point Tset is, and when the building is heated, reducing the temperature set point Tset.

[0118] 如果在步骤640处,所接收到的操作模式是预处理模式,并且在步骤642处,HVAC系统当前冷却建筑物,则在步骤644处,温度控制设备230将偏移温度Tos设置为冷却预处理温度Tpr-gogl (例如,约-4°C)。 [0118] If, at step 640, the operation mode is received pretreatment mode, and at step 642, the current building HVAC system cooling, at step 644, the temperature control apparatus 230 is set to the offset temperature Tos cooling pretreatment temperature Tpr-gogl (e.g., about -4 ° C). 如果在步骤642处,HVAC系统当前加热建筑物,则在步骤646处,温度控制设备230将偏移温度Tos设置为预加热温度Tpr-heat (例如,约4°C)。 If, at step 642, HVAC system, the building heating current, then at step 646, the temperature control apparatus 230 is set to the offset temperature Tos preheating temperature Tpr-heat (e.g., about 4 ° C). 从而,当在预处理模式下操作时,当冷却建筑物时,温度控制设备230减小设定点温度TSET,并且当加热建筑物时,增加设定点温度Tset。 Thus, when operating in a pretreatment mode, when the building is cooled, the temperature control apparatus 230 a TSET reduced set point temperature, and when the building is heated, increasing the temperature set point Tset. 如果在步骤612处,在步骤610处接收到的操作模式不被配置用于温度控制设备230,则在步骤616处,温度控制设备通过将偏移温度Tos设置到(TC,简单地在正常模式下操作。 If at step 612, is received at step 610 is not configured for the operating mode of the temperature control apparatus 230, then at step 616, the temperature control device is provided by the offset temperature to Tos (the TC, simply in the normal mode operating.

[0119] 虽然图8A和图8C的操作模式调节过程400、600被描述为由调光器开关210和温度控制设备230执行,但是第一和第二独立单元110、112的其他能量控制器也执行类似操作模式调节过程,改变取决于能量控制器控制的特定负载。 [0119] Although FIGS. 8A and 8C operation mode adjustment process 400, 600 is described by the dimmer switch 210 and a temperature control device 230 performs, independent unit but the first and second controllers 110, 112 also other energy performing similar operation mode adjustment process, the controller controls the change depends on the energy of the particular load. 另外,如上所述,能量控制器的操作模式是相互排他的,即,能量控制器每个都单次仅在操作模式之一下操作。 As described above, the operation mode of the energy directors are mutually exclusive, i.e., each power control bit in only a single mode of operation of the operation. 可替换地,能量控制器可以一次在多于一种操作模式下操作。 Alternatively, a power controller may operate at more than one mode of operation.

[0120] 能量控制器每个都能操作成响应于从广播控制器180接收到的数字消息,调节存储在存储器中的操作特性(例如,调光器开关210的第一和第二预定回调量△ DR1、△ DR2和温度控制设备130的冷却和加热需求响应回调温度Tdr-cqql、Tdr-heat)。 [0120] Each power controller can operate in response to a digital message received from the broadcast controller 180 to adjust the operation characteristics stored in memory (e.g., a dimmer switch the first and second predetermined correction amount 210 △ DR1, △ DR2 heating and cooling and temperature control apparatus 130 in response to demand correction temperature Tdr-cqql, Tdr-heat). 操作特性可以被发射至能量控制器并且存储在能量控制器中的存储器中,使得能量控制器能操作成响应于从广播控制器180接收到操作模式,控制受控负载。 Operation characteristics may be transmitted to the energy director and the energy stored in the memory in the controller, so that the energy controller is operable in response to receiving the broadcast from the controller 180 to the operation mode, controlling the controlled load. 可替换地,广播控制器180可以将包括操作模式和操作特性的数字消息发射至能量控制器。 Alternatively, a digital message, the controller 180 may include a broadcast mode of operation and operating characteristics of the energy transmitted to the controller.

[0121] 能量控制器可以在标准需求响应模式和紧急需求响应模式下,根据不同算法可替换地操作。 The [0121] controller may be responsive to an energy mode and a standard mode in response to the emergency needs demand, alternatively operate in accordance with different algorithms. 图9是根据本发明的第二实施例的具有三个办公室710、720、730 (例如,独立单元)的简化楼层平面图700,其被用于示出负载控制系统100如何在标准需求响应模式和紧急需求响应模式下操作。 FIG 9 is a Office 710,720, 730 having three (e.g., stand-alone unit) 700 is a simplified floor plan of the second embodiment of the present invention, which is used for the load control system 100 is shown how to respond to the demand in the standard mode and demand mode of operation in response to an emergency. 第一办公室710包括窗口711和具有用于控制照明灯具中的荧光灯的相应镇流器714、715的两个荧光照明灯具712、713。 The first office 710 includes two windows 711 and 714, 715 have respective fluorescent lighting ballasts for controlling fluorescent lighting fixtures 712, 713. 镇流器714、715电耦合至电子开关716,其能够简单地开启和关闭照明灯具712、713的荧光灯。 Ballast 714, 715 electrically coupled to the electronic switch 716, which can be easily turned on and off fluorescent lighting fixtures 712, 713. 第一办公室710还包括占用传感器718,其与电子开关716相关联,使得电子开关对由占用传感器发射的RF信号作出响应。 The first office 710 further includes an occupancy sensor 718, the electronic switch 716 which is associated, so that the electronic switch responsive to the RF signal transmitted by the occupancy sensor.

[0122] 在正常操作期间,用户能够通过启动电子开关716的拨转启动器,手动地开启和关闭照明灯具712、713的荧光灯。 [0122] During normal operation, the user can start by activating the electronic dial switch 716 is manually turned on and off fluorescent lighting fixtures 712, 713. 另外,电子开关716响应于从占用传感器718接收到占用命令,开启照明灯具712、713的荧光灯,并且响应于从占用传感器718接收到空置命令,关闭照明灯具712、713。 Further, the electronic switch 716 in response to receiving from the occupation command to the occupancy sensor 718, 712, 713 turn on fluorescent lighting, and in response to receiving from the occupancy sensor 718 to the vacant command, 712, 713 turn off lighting. 换句话说,在一个或多个实施例中,在正常模式期间,能量控制器(电子开关716)接受(或优先考虑)作为能量控制器(电子开关716)的命令器的占用传感器718的命令信号。 In other words, in one or more embodiments, during the normal mode, the energy director (the electronic switch 716) accepts (or priority) command occupancy sensor as energy director (the electronic switch 716) of the commander 718 signal. 因为广播控制器789-通过信号发射正常模式-已经使电子开关716 (能量控制器)有效地解除了优先于电子开关716的命令器-占用传感器718-接受(或优先考虑)广播控制器780的信号的义务,这可能发生。 Because the signals transmitted by the broadcast controller 789- normal mode - an electronic switch 716 has made (energy directors) effectively relieve the command priority over the electronic switches 716 - 718 to accept the occupancy sensor (or priority) of the broadcast controller 780 duty signal, which may occur.

[0123] 在一些实施例中,当广播控制器780将正常模式信号发布至向广播控制器780登记的能量控制器时,通常被理解为从所配置的义务释放相应能量控制器,以优先于相应能量控制器的命令,接受(或优先考虑)广播控制器的命令。 [0123] In some embodiments, the controller 780 when the broadcast signal is released when the normal mode to register the energy directors to the broadcast controller 780, is generally understood to release the corresponding energy from the obligation controller configured to preferentially in energy corresponding command controller accepts (or priority) of the broadcast controller commands. 能量控制器可以根据它们相应的命令器的命令操作,直到广播控制器780发布用于能量控制器的新(例如,最新的或更新的)命令消息(例如,标准需求响应模式)的时间为止,以再一次优先于能量控制器的命令器接受(或优先考虑)广播控制器780的命令。 The energy controller can command their respective command's operation until the new broadcast controller 780 for energy release controllers (e.g., the most recent or updated) command message (e.g., standard demand response mode) until the time, again in preference to the commander controller receiving energy (or priority) broadcast controller 780 commands.

[0124] 第二办公室720也包括窗口721和具有相应镇流器724、725的两个照明灯具722、 723 (例如,荧光照明灯具)。 [0124] The second office 720 also includes a window 721 and two lighting fixtures 722, 723 (e.g., fluorescent lighting) of 724, 725 having a respective ballast. 镇流器724、725电耦合至相应电子开关726、727,使得照明灯具722、723可以独立地被开启和关闭。 Ballast 724, 725 is electrically coupled to a respective electronic switches 726 and 727, 722 and 723 so that the lighting can be turned on and off independently. 电子开关726、727每个都与占用传感器728关联并且对其作出响应。 Each electronic switch 726 and 727 is associated with the occupancy sensor 728 and in response to them. 在正常操作期间,电子开关726、727响应于拨转启动器的手动启动并且响应于由占用传感器728发射的RF信号,独立地开启和关闭相应照明灯具722、723。 During normal operation, the electronic switch 726 and 727 in response to a manual start-up and dial-start in response to the RF signal emitted by the occupancy sensor 728, independently open and close the respective lighting fixtures 722, 723. 第三办公室730 具有两个照明灯具732、733 (例如,荧光照明灯具),其具有相应镇流器734、735和两个调光器开关736、737,用于控制相应照明灯具732、733的荧光灯的强度。 The third office lighting fixture 730 has two 732, 733 (e.g., fluorescent lighting), with respective ballasts 734, 735 and two dimmer switch 736, 737, 732, 733 for controlling the respective lighting the intensity of the fluorescent lamp. 调光器开关736、737每个都与占用传感器738相关联并且对其作出响应。 The dimmer switch 736, 737 in response thereto are each associated with the sensor 738 and occupancy. 在正常操作期间,用户能够开启和关闭照明灯具732、733,并且通过启动相应调光器开关736、737的启动器启动器,在最小强度Lmin和最大强度Lmm之间调节荧光灯的强度。 During normal operation, the user can turn on and off lighting fixtures 732, 733, and 736, 737 corresponding to the dimmer switch of the initiator by starting initiator, adjusting the intensity of the fluorescent lamp between the maximum intensity and the minimum intensity Lmin Lmm. 调光器开关736、737能操作成响应于从占用传感器738 接收到占用命令,开启相应照明灯具732、733的荧光灯至第一减小的强度(例如,约80 %), 并且响应于从占用传感器接收到空置命令,关闭相应照明灯具732、733。 The dimmer switch 736, 737 is operable in response to the occupancy sensor 738 receives occupation command, open the corresponding fluorescent lighting fixtures 732, 733 to reduce the strength of the first (e.g., about 80%), and in response to the occupancy from empty sensor receives a command to close the respective lighting fixtures 732, 733.

[0125] 电子开关716、726、727和调光器开关736、737均对广播控制器780作出响应。 [0125] Electronic switches 716,726,727 and the dimmer switch 736, 737 are responsive to the broadcast controller 780. 广播控制器780能操作成响应于从以上在第一实施例中描述的多种源接收到输入,将标准需求响应模式和紧急响应模式发射至电子开关716、726和727和调光器开关736、737。 Broadcast controller 780 is operable in response to receiving from a plurality of sources as described above in the first embodiment to the input, standard demand response mode and the emergency mode transmissions in response to the electronic switches 716, 726 and 727 and the dimmer switch 736 737. 电子开关716、726、727和调光器开关736、737中的每个的功能在广播控制器780的配置过程期间均被编程,如以下更详细描述的。 Each function of the electronic switches 716,726,727 and dimmer switches 736, 737 are programmed during the configuration process broadcast controller 780, as described in more detail. 另外,限定电子开关716、726、727和调光器开关736、737在标准需求响应模式下并且在紧急需求响应模式下的操作的算法被存储在每个设备中。 In addition, electronic switches 716,726,727 and defining a dimmer switch 736, 737 in standard mode, and the demand response in response to the algorithm in each device operating mode is stored in the emergency needs. 从而,当广播控制器780将标准需求响应模式或紧急需求响应模式发射至电子开关716、726、727和调光器开关736、737时,设备理解如何操作。 Thus, when the broadcast controller 780 standard mode or the emergency demand response demand response mode transmissions to the electronic switches 716,726,727 and 736, 737 when the dimmer switch, understanding how to operate the device.

[0126] 例如,在标准需求响应模式期间,电子开关726可以响应于从占用传感器728接收到空置命令,关闭照明灯具722,但是不响应于从占用传感器接收到占用命令,开启照明灯具。 [0126] For example, during a normal mode in response to the demand, the electronic switch 726 in response to receiving from the occupancy sensor 728 to the vacant command, lighting off 722, but not in response to receiving the command from the occupancy sensor to occupancy, lighting opening. 当电子开关726首先从广播控制器780接收到标准需求响应模式时,电子开关关闭最接近窗口721的照明灯具722。 When the electronic switch 726 from the first broadcast controller 780 receives the demand response to the standard mode, the electronic switch is turned off is closest to the light fixture 721 722. 如果需要,第二办公室720的用户可以打开覆盖窗口721的窗上用品,以允许更多日光进入办公室。 If necessary, a second Office 720 users can open a window on the window covering 721 products, to allow more daylight into the office. 但是在标准需求响应模式下,电子开关726可以响应于拨转启动器的手动启动,开启照明灯具722。 However, the demand response in the standard mode, the electronic switch 726 may start in response to a manual dial starter, lighting opening 722. 第一办公室710中的电子开关716和第二办公室720中的电子开关727的操作在标准需求响应模式(S卩,与正常操作期间相同)下不受影响。 A first electronic switching office 710 and electronic switch 716 operate a second office 720 727 in the standard mode, the demand response (S Jie, the same as during normal operation) for unaffected.

[0127] 在标准需求响应模式期间,第三办公室730的调光器开关736、737响应于调光器开关的启动器启动器的手动启动,将照明灯具732、733的最大强度限制到第二减小强度(即, 约80%)。 [0127] During a standard demand response mode, the third office dimmer 730 responsive to the switch 736, 737 of the dimmer switch starter starter started manually, to limit the maximum lighting intensity to a second 732, 733 reducing the intensity (i.e., about 80%). 当调光器开关736、737首先从广播控制器780接收到标准需求响应模式时,调光器开关使照明灯具732、733的强度缓慢地变暗预定负载卸除百分比,例如,约20%。 When the dimmer switch 736, 737 is first received from the broadcast controller 780 to the standard mode in response to the demand, the dimmer switch 732, 733 of the strength of the lighting load shedding slowly darkened predetermined percentage, e.g., about 20%. 例如,如果每个发光灯具732、733的强度在正常操作期间均为80%,则调光器开关736、737在标准需求响应衰减时间(例如,约一分钟)内,将照明灯具的强度减小到约64%,使得用户将不注意照明灯具的强度的缓慢减小。 For example, if the light emission intensity of each lamp 732, 733 are 80% during normal operation, the dimmer switch 736, 737 in a standard demand response decay time (e.g., about one minute), the lighting intensity reduction small to about 64%, so that the user will pay attention to reduce the intensity of the illumination lamp slowly. 但是在标准需求响应模式下,调光器开关736、737响应于从占用传感器738接收到占用命令,开启相应照明灯具732、733至第三减小强度(例如,约64%),并且响应于从占用传感器接收到空置命令,关闭相应照明灯具732、733。 However, the demand response in the standard mode, the dimmer switch 736, 737 in response to receiving from the occupation command to the occupancy sensor 738, 732, 733 to open the corresponding third lighting intensity is reduced (e.g., about 64%), and in response to receiving a command from the occupancy sensor to vacancy, 732, 733 to close the respective lighting fixtures. 可替换地,照明灯具732、733的强度在标准需求响应模式期间可以被手动操纵,使得用户能够响应于拨转启动器214和调光器开关736、737的强度调节启动器启动器216的启动,控制照明灯具的强度到约全强度(例如,约100%)。 Alternatively, the intensity of the lighting fixtures 732, 733 may be manually manipulated during a normal mode in response to the demand, so that the user can start in response to the intensity dial 214 and the dimmer switch 736, 737 is adjusted starting start start 216 , to control the intensity of the light fixture about full strength (e.g., about 100%).

[0128] 电子开关716、726、727和调光器开关736、737能操作成响应于从广播控制器780接收到正常模式,退出标准需求响应模式。 [0128] Electronic switches 716,726,727 and the dimmer switch 736, 737 is operable in response to receiving from the broadcast controller 780 to the normal mode, demand response mode exit criteria. 如果当电子开关716、726、727和调光器开关736、 737接收到正常模式时,办公室710、720、730不被占用,则照明灯具712、713、722、723、732、 733保持关闭。 If, when the electronic switches 716,726,727 and the dimmer switch 736, a normal mode is received 737, 710,720, 730 is not the office is occupied, the lighting 712,713,722,723,732, 733 remain closed. 如果当控制最接近窗口721的照明灯具722的电子开关726接收到正常模式时,第二办公室720被占用,则电子开关开启照明灯具722。 If when the control 721 is closest to the lighting electronic switch 722 to the normal mode is received 726, 720 the second office is occupied, the lighting electronic switch 722 is turned on. 如果当调光器开关736、737接收到正常模式时,第三办公室730被占用,则调光器开关在预定量时间内,将照明灯具732、733 的强度缓慢地增加预定负载卸除百分比。 If, when the dimmer switch 736, 737 receiving the normal mode, the third office 730 is occupied, the dimmer switch within a predetermined amount of time, the intensity of the illumination fixture 732, 733 is gradually increased a predetermined percentage of load shedding. 可替换地,当退出标准需求响应模式时,电子开关716、726、727和调光器开关736、737可以不调节照明灯具712、713、722、723、732、733的当前状态。 Alternatively, when the demand response mode exit criteria, electronic switches 716,726,727 and the dimmer switch 736, 737 may not adjust the current lighting state of 712,713,722,723,732,733.

[0129] 当电子开关716、726、727从广播控制器780接收到紧急需求响应模式时,电子开关关闭相应照明灯具712、713、722、723,这是因为第一和第二办公室具有窗户711、721,用于允许日光进入办公室。 [0129] When the electronic switch 780 716,726,727 received from the broadcast controller in response to the emergency demand mode, switch off the corresponding electronic lighting 712,713,722,723, because the first and second windows 711 having offices , 721 for allowing daylight into the office. 在紧急需求响应模式期间,电子开关716、726、727不响应于电子开关的按钮的手动启动或者响应于从占用传感器718、728接收到的数字消息,开启照明灯具712、713、722、723。 During the emergency demand response mode, the electronic switch does not respond to the button 716,726,727 electronic switch or in response to manually start the digital message received from the occupancy sensor to 718,728, 712,713,722,723 lighting opening. 当调光器开关736、737从广播控制器780接收到紧急情况需求响应模式时,调光器开关立即控制强度到预定最小负载卸除强度(例如,约10%)。 When the dimmer switch 736, 737 from the broadcast controller 780 receives the demand response to the emergency mode, the dimmer switch immediately to control the intensity of a predetermined minimum load shedding intensity (e.g., about 10%). 在紧急需求响应模式期间,照明灯具732、733的强度不能上升到预定最小负载卸除强度以上。 Demand response during the emergency mode, the intensity of light fixture 732, 733 can not rise above a predetermined minimum load shedding strength. 调光器开关736、 737能够响应于从占用传感器738接收到占用命令,开启照明灯具732、733到预定最小负载卸除强度,并且响应于从占用传感器接收到空置命令,关闭照明灯具。 The dimmer switch 736, 737 in response to receiving from the occupation command to the occupancy sensor 738, 732, 733 turn on lighting lighting intensity to a predetermined minimum load shedding, and in response to receiving a command from the occupancy sensor to empty, closed. 可替换地,调光器开关736、737在紧急需求响应模式期间可以被锁定,使得照明灯具732、733的强度不能通过拨转启动器214和调光器开关的强度调节启动器启动器216的启动被调节。 Alternatively, the dimmer switch 736, 737 may be locked during an emergency demand response model, so that the intensity of light fixture 732, 733 can not start the dial 214 and the intensity dimmer switch promoter for regulating start 216 start is adjusted.

[0130] 如果当电子开关716、726、727和调光器开关736、737从广播控制器780接收到正常模式时,办公室710、720、730不被占用,则照明灯具712、713、722、723、732、733保持关闭。 [0130] When the electronic switches 716,726,727 and if the dimmer switch 736, 737 when the controller 780 receives a broadcast from the normal mode, the office 710,720, 730 is not occupied, the lighting 712,713,722, 723,732,733 remains closed. 响应于当办公室710、720、730被占用时,从广播控制器780接收到正常模式,电子开关716、 726、727开启相应照明灯具712、713、722、723,并且调光器开关736、737立即控制照明灯具732、733的强度到进入紧急需求响应模式之前照明灯具被控制到的强度。 710,720, 730 in response to the time when the office is occupied, the controller 780 receives from the broadcast to the normal mode, the electronic switch 716, 726 and 727 open the corresponding lighting 712,713,722,723, 736, 737 and the dimmer switch Now the control of lighting intensity of 732, 733 into the lighting fixture to be controlled in response to demand before the emergency mode intensity.

[0131] 每个能量控制器都可以通过启动能量控制器上的按钮与广播控制器相关联180, 直到能量控制器进入关联模式为止,并且然后启动广播控制器上的按钮194之一。 [0131] Each energy director may be a button associated with the broadcast controller 180 to start the power controller, the controller until the energy is put to the association mode, and then the start button on one of the broadcast controller 194. 在广播控制器180上被启动的特定按钮914确定能量控制器的所得到功能,例如,能量控制器对标准需求响应模式和紧急情况需求响应模式作出响应还是不作出响应。 Particular button is activated on the broadcast controller 180914 determines the energy function of the controller is obtained, for example, the energy demand the controller in response to the standard mode and the emergency response mode needs to respond or not to respond. 例如,广播控制器180的按钮194可以包括标准需求响应按钮和紧急需求响应按钮。 For example, the broadcast button 194 the controller 180 may include a standard demand response and emergency buttons demand response button. 限定电子开关716、726、727和调光器开关736、737在标准需求响应模式下和在紧急需求响应模式下的操作的算法被存储在每个设备中。 Defining electronic switches 716,726,727 and the dimmer switch 736, 737 in each device in standard mode and the algorithm operates in response to the demand of the demand response in emergency mode is stored in.

[0132] 如上所述,第一办公室710中的电子开关716的操作在标准需求响应模式期间不受影响,但是在紧急需求响应模式期间被调节。 [0132] As described above, the first electronic switch 710 in the office during normal operations 716 in response to the demand mode will not be affected, but the demand is regulated during the emergency response mode. 从而,为了使电子开关716与广播控制器180相关联,用户从底座192移除广播控制器,并且朝第一办公室710中的电子开关716走去。 Thus, in order that the electronic switches 716 associated with the broadcast controller 180, the user removes the base from the broadcast controller 192, and headed for the first electronic switch office 710 716. 用户按压并且把持电子开关716的拨转启动器,直到电子开关上的视觉指示器开始闪烁为止,并且然后按压并且把持广播控制器180上的紧急需求响应按钮,直到广播控制器使视觉指示器196之一闪光并且生成可听声音为止。 And the user presses the gripping of the electronic dial switch 716 starter until a visual indicator on the electronic switch starts blinking, and then pressing and holding the emergency broadcast controller 180 on demand in response to the button until the broadcast controller 196 so that the visual indicator one flash and the audible sound generated so far. 从而,电子开关716现在与广播控制器180相关联, 并且将仅对紧急需求响应模式作出响应。 Thus, the electronic switch 716 is now associated with the broadcast controller 180, and only the emergency response mode needs to respond. 类似地,第二办公室720的电子开关726不对标准需求响应模式响应,但是对紧急需求响应模式作出响应,并且从而以类似于第一办公室710 的电子开关716的方式被编程。 Similarly, the second switch 720 of the electronic office 726 standard does not demand response mode the response, but in response to the demand for emergency response mode, and thereby the electronic switch 710 is similar to the office 716 are programmed first.

[0133] 然而,第二办公室720的其他电子开关727的操作在标准需求响应模式和紧急需求响应模式两者期间被调节。 [0133] However, other office second electronic switch 720 operate in the standard 727 and the demand response model during mode in response to both the emergency needs to be adjusted. 为了使电子开关772与广播控制器180相关联,用户按压并且把持电子开关727的拨转启动器,并且然后按压并且把持广播控制器180上的标准需求响应按钮,直到关联完成为止。 In order to make the electronic switch 772 is associated with the broadcast controller 180, and the user presses the gripping of the electronic dial switch 727 initiator, and then pressing and holding the standard requirements on the controller 180 in response to the broadcast button until the association is completed. 然后,用户重复用于紧急需求响应按钮的处理,即,通过按压并且把持电子开关727的拨转启动器,并且然后按压并且把持广播控制器180上的紧急需求响应按钮。 Then, the user needs for emergency response process is repeated button, i.e., by pressing and holding the electronic starter switching dial 727, and then pressing and holding the emergency broadcast controller 180 on demand in response to the button. 调光器开关736、737还对需求响应模式作出响应,并且从而每个都以类似于电子开关727的方式被编程。 The dimmer switch 736, 737 is also responsive to the demand response model, and thereby similar to each electronic switch 727 is programmed manner.

[0134] 根据本发明的第三实施例,广播控制器180能操作成将多于两个不同需求响应模式发射至独立单元11〇、112的能量控制器。 [0134] According to a third embodiment of the present invention, the controller 180 is operable to broadcast to more than two different emission patterns in response to the needs of a separate unit 11〇, energy director 112. 例如,广播控制器180能操作成将多个分层需求响应模式之一(诸如,“状况黄色”、“状况橙色”、以及“状况黄色”需求响应模式)发射至能量控制器。 For example, the controller 180 is operable to broadcast one of a plurality of hierarchical mode demand response (such as "yellow status", "condition orange" and "yellow status" demand response mode) transmitted to the energy director. 分层需求响应模式可以给负载减小的增加量提供提供负载卸除的最小等级的状况黄色需求响应模式和提供负载卸除的最大(即,最极端)等级的状况红色需求响应模式。 Layered demand response model may be reduced to increase the amount of load conditions to provide a minimum level to provide load shedding yellow demand response model and provides the maximum load shed (i.e., the most extreme) conditions grade red demand response mode. 广播控制器180能操作成自动地使能量控制器响应于从电气设施183或整合器接收到的通信, 进入分层需求响应模式之一。 Broadcast controller 180 is operable to automatically energy received from the controller in response to the electrical installation device 183 or integrated into the communications, one of the demand response into the hierarchical mode. 例如,广播控制器180可以从自电气设施183或整合器接收到的通信,直接接收状况黄色、橙色、以及红色需求响应模式。 For example, from the broadcast controller 180 may integrate the electrical installation or device 183 receives a communication, direct reception condition of yellow, orange, red and demand response mode.

[0135] 另外,广播控制器180能操作成自动地使能量控制器响应于从电气设施183或整合器接收到的时段价位信息,进入分层需求响应模式之一。 [0135] Further, the broadcast controller 180 is operable to automatically control the energy price information received in response to the period from the electrical installation or the integrator 183 to enter one of the demand response hierarchical mode. 例如,如果电价超过价位阈值(其可以由用户设置),则广播控制器180能操作成进入分层需求响应模式之一(例如,状况黄色需求响应模式)。 For example, if the price of electricity exceeds a threshold (which may be set by the user), then the broadcast controller 180 is operable to enter the hierarchical mode one demand response (e.g., a yellow status demand response mode). 可替换地,当例如响应于由用户编程的时钟事件,时段价位通常最高时,广播控制器180能操作成在多个时段期间进入条件黄色需求响应模式。 Alternatively, when, for example in response to a clock event programmed by the user, usually the highest price period, the broadcast controller 180 to enter an operable condition during a plurality of periods yellow demand response mode.

[0136] 而且,广播控制器180能操作成自动地使能量控制器使用峰值需求收费管理过程, 进入分层需求响应模式之一。 [0136] Further, the broadcast controller 180 is operable to automatically control the energy management process using a peak demand charges, one of the demand response into the hierarchical mode. 例如,如果总功率消耗(如由一个或多个功率计测量的)超过峰值功率阈值(其可以由用户设置),则广播控制器180能操作成进入分层需求响应模式之一(例如,状况黄色需求响应模式)。 For example, if the total power consumption (e.g., by one or more of the power meter) peak power exceeds the threshold value (which may be set by the user), then the broadcast controller 180 is operable to enter the hierarchical mode one demand response (e.g., conditions yellow demand response mode). 可替换地,当例如响应于由用户编程的时钟事件,总功率消耗通常最高时,广播控制器180能操作成在多个时段期间进入状况黄色需求响应模式。 Alternatively, when, for example in response to a clock event programmed by the user, typically the highest total power consumption, the controller 180 is operable to broadcast into the yellow health needs during periods in response to a plurality of modes.

[0137] 根据本发明的第三实施例,独立单元110、112的能量控制器可以被指配至不同组(例如,走廊、办公室、室外灯、永远开启等),其表示可以在分层需求响应模式下以不同方式控制的建筑物中的不同类型的区域。 [0137] According to a third embodiment of the present invention, a separate unit energy directors 110, 112 may be assigned to different groups (e.g., corridors, offices, outdoor lamps, always-on, etc.) which may be represented in a hierarchical demand regions of different types of buildings in a different response mode in a controlled manner. 作为负载控制系统100 (如上所述)的配置过程的一部分,当能量控制器被指配给广播控制器180时,能量控制器可以被指配至一组。 As part of the configuration process, the load control system 100 (described above), when the energy of the controller assigned to the broadcast controller 180, the power controller may be assigned to a group. 在配置过程期间,广播控制器180可以将合适组地址发射至被指配给广播控制器的能量控制器,并且能量控制器将组地址存储在存储器中。 During the configuration process, the broadcast controller 180 may be transmitted to the appropriate group address assigned to the energy directors broadcast controller, the controller and the energy stored in the memory group address. 在配置过程之后,广播控制器180使用相应组地址将数字消息发射至不同组,并且能量控制器对包括它们的组地址的数字消息作出响应。 After the configuration process, the controller 180 uses a broadcast address set corresponding to a different set of transmitting digital message, and the energy controller is responsive to a digital message comprising address groups thereof. 另外,负载控制系统100可以包括耦合至网络182的附加广播控制器180,以允许系统具有附加需求响应组。 Further, the load control system 100 coupled to the network 182 may include additional broadcast controller 180, to allow the system to have an additional set of demand response. 组的使用允许广播控制器180容易地与能量控制器相关联,从而提供较短试运行时间,以添加由广播控制器提供的全局功能。 Use group allows broadcast controller 180 easily with the energy associated with the controller, thereby providing a shorter time trials, to add the overall functions provided by the broadcast controller.

[0138] 多种需求响应模式的操作特性可以使用平板电脑185被监视和配置。 [0138] Operating characteristics of the demand response model may be more tablet 185 is configured and monitored. 图IOA至图IOC示出可以由广播控制器180提供并且显示在平板电脑185上,以允许用户监视当分别选择状况黄色、橙色、和红色需求响应模式时发生的动作的管理视图屏幕的示例性屏幕截图800、802、804。 FIGS IOA illustrates an IOC to be provided by the broadcast controller 180 and displayed on a tablet 185, to allow a user to monitor conditions were selected as a yellow, exemplary operation that occurs when the response mode orange, red and demand management screen view Screenshot 800,802,804. 特别是,黄色、橙色和红色需求响应模式之一可以通过点击合适标签810来选择。 In particular, one yellow, orange and red demand response mode can be selected by clicking on the appropriate label 810. 每个屏幕截图800、802、804都显示具有多种类型能量控制器的左列812和能量控制器可以被指配到的不同组的顶行814的表。 Each screen shot 800,802,804 are shown in the left column having a plurality of types of energy and control of energy directors 812 may be assigned to different groups of the top row of the table 814. 表中的每个条目都示出每组中的不同类型的能量控制器在状况黄色、橙色和红色需求响应模式之一期间如何作出响应。 Each entry in the table shows the different types of energy in the condition of each controller yellow, orange and red during one of the demand response model how to respond. 例如,当如图IOA中所示,选择状况黄色需求响应模式时,在一分钟的衰减时间内,走廊中的调光器开关使受控照明负载减弱30%的需求响应回调。 For example, when as shown in FIG IOA, yellow demand response condition selected mode, the decay time in one minute, the corridor so that the dimmer switch controlled lighting load decreased to 30% of the demand response callback. 另外,管理视图屏幕包括标签810,以显示每个组中的不同类型的能量控制器如何对时段价位信息作出响应或者使用峰值需求收费管理。 Further, label 810 comprises a management view screen, to show how each group of different types of energy controller is responsive to price information or use the period of peak demand charge management.

[0139] 另外,平板电脑185可以显示配置屏幕(未示出),以允许用户配置和调节状况黄色、橙色、和红色需求响应模式的操作特性的值。 [0139] Further, the tablet 185 can display the setting screen (not shown) to allow the user to configure and adjust the yellow state, the value of the operating characteristic orange, red and demand response mode. 例如,用户可以根据走廊中的哪个调光器开关在状况黄色需求响应模式下减弱受控照明负载,调节需求响应回调和衰减时间。 For example, a user can switch depending on which corridors dimmer controlled lighting load is reduced in the case of yellow demand response mode, and adjust the demand response callback decay time. 另外, 当来自时段价位信息的电价超过价位阈值时,或者当总功率消耗在峰值需求收费管理过程中超过峰值功率阈值时,用户能够选择选择状况黄色、橙色、或红色需求响应模式中的哪一个。 Further, when the price periods price information from exceeding the price threshold, or when the total power consumption exceeds the peak power threshold, the user can select the selection situation of the yellow peak demand charges management process, orange, or red demand response mode in which one of . 在配置操作特性之后,平板电脑185将新操作特性发射至广播控制器180,其进而将包括新操作特性的数字消息发射至独立单元11〇、112的能量控制器。 After configuring the operational characteristics of the tablet 185 to transmit the operating characteristics of the new broadcast controller 180, which in turn comprises a digital message transmitted to the new operational characteristic 11〇 separate unit, the controller 112 of the energy. 能量控制器均具有存储在存储器中的它们的设备类型和它们的组地址,使得仅合适能量控制器更新它们的操作特性。 Energy directors have their device types and their group addresses stored in the memory so that only a suitable energy controller updates the operating characteristics thereof.

[0140] 管理视图屏幕还包括调谐标签816。 [0140] Management View screen 816 further comprises a tuning tab. 图IOD示出响应于调谐标签816的选择,可以显示在平板电脑185上的调谐屏幕的示例性屏幕截图806。 FIG IOD shows the response to a selected tuning tab 816 may be displayed on the tuning screen 185 of the tablet exemplary screen shot 806. 调谐屏幕显示用于不同组的调谐器开关和插入负载控制设备的最大强度Lmm,例如,对于走廊中的调光器开关,为70%。 Tuning screen displays for tuning and switching different sets of load control device inserting Lmm maximum intensity, e.g., a corridor for the dimmer switch is 70%. 另外, 平板电脑185还显示调谐配置屏幕(未示出),用于调节调光器开关和插入负载控制设备的最大强度Lmax。 Further, the tablet tuner 185 also displays the configuration screen (not shown) for adjusting the dimmer switch and a load control device is inserted into the maximum intensity Lmax. 调光器开关和插入负载控制设备将响应于拨转启动器214和强度调节启动器启动器216的启动,将受控照明负载的当前光强度限制到最大强度Lmm。 Dimmer switch and a control device inserted into the load in response to the intensity dial 214, and boot regulated promoters start start 216, the lighting load controlled current light intensity to the maximum intensity Lmm. 调谐配置屏幕可以允许调节能量控制器的其他操作特性和设定,而不仅是调光器开关和插入负载控制设备的最大强度Lmm,诸如,例如,最小强度、预置强度、设定点温度、延迟时间、衰减时间、超时周期、用于传感器的灵敏度设定、以及日光照明阈值。 Tuning configuration screen may allow other operating characteristics and power controller setting adjustment and not only the maximum intensity of the dimmer switch and a load control device Lmm insertion, such as, for example, minimum intensity, the preset intensity, the set point temperature, delay time, decay time, the timeout period for the sensitivity setting of the sensor, and the daylighting threshold. 调谐允许容易地调节能量控制器的操作特性和设定,以在系统的初始试运行之后,改进占用者舒适度和满意度。 Tuning allows easy adjustment and setting operating characteristics of the power controller, to after the initial commissioning of the system, improving occupant comfort and satisfaction. 例如,能量控制器的操作特性和设定可以每年被调节,以减少负载控制系统800的能量消耗。 For example, the energy and operational characteristics of the controller settings may be adjusted annually, in order to reduce the load control system 800 power consumption. 可替换地,如果建筑物具有新承租人或者如果电气设施183改变需求响应程序,则能量控制器的操作特性和设定可以被调谐。 Alternatively, if the building has a new tenant facility 183 changes or if the electrical demand response program, the energy controller and the set of operating characteristics can be tuned.

[0141] 广播控制器180的时钟事件可以使用平板电脑185或其他计算设备被监视和配置。 [0141] The broadcast controller 180 may be a clock event tablet 185 or other computing device is monitored and configured. 可替换地,图IOA至图IOC的管理视图屏幕和图11的调谐屏幕可以被显示在智能电话、个人计算机、或其他合适计算设备上。 Alternatively, IOC FIGS IOA to view screen and a tuner management screen of FIG. 11 may be displayed on a smart phone, a personal computer, or other suitable computing device.

[0142] 广播控制器180可以被配置成获得关于独立单元110、112的控制设备(诸如,能量控制器设备或命令器设备)的信息(例如,登记信息、状态信息、操作信息、配置信息、和/或关系信息等)。 [0142] broadcast controller 180 may be configured to obtain information regarding the control device 110, a separate unit (such as a device or an energy controller command device) (e.g., registration information, status information, operating information, configuration information, and / or relationship information, etc.). 广播控制器180可以与可操作用于双向通信的任何控制设备通信,以确定什么其他控制设备的列表可以在相应第一独立单元110和/或第二独立单元112中操作。 Broadcast controller 180 may be used to communicate with any two-way communication with the control apparatus is operable to determine a list of other controlled devices may operate independently in the respective first unit 110 and / or the second unit 112 independently. 例如, 广播控制器180可以与可操作用于双向通信的独立单元110的第一控制设备通信,以获得第一控制设备可以知晓的独立单元110的其他控制设备的列表。 For example, the controller 180 may be used to broadcast a first communication control apparatus independent bidirectional communication unit 110 and is operable to control the first device may obtain a list of other known control apparatus 110 is a separate unit. 而且作为实例,广播控制器180可以与可操作用于双向通信的独立单元112的第一控制设备通信,以获得第一控制设备可以知晓的独立单元112的其他组成设备的列表。 Also as an example, the broadcast controller 180 may be used for controlling a first communication device independent bidirectional communication unit 112 and is operable to obtain a list of other devices separate unit consisting of a first control device 112 can be known.

[0143] 在一个或多个实施例中,广播控制器180可以获得关于第一独立单元110和/或第二独立单元112的控制设备的关系信息。 Embodiment, relationship information 180 may be obtained on a first broadcast controller unit 110 and an independent control apparatus / or the second unit 112 are independently [0143] In one or more embodiments. 例如,第一独立单元110的第一控制设备可以被配置成监视第一独立单元110的第二控制设备并对其作出响应。 For example, a first independent control units of the first device 110 may be configured to control the second device independent of the first monitoring unit 110 and in response thereto. 第二组成设备可以被配置成响应于第二组成设备如何解释从第一组成设备接收到的信号,控制第一独立单元110的第三控制设备。 The second component devices may be configured to respond to the second component device how to interpret signals received from the first component to the device, independently of the first control unit 110 of the third control device. 广播控制器180可以通过询问可操作用于双向通信的独立单元110的一个或多个控制设备(可以包括第一、第二或第三组成设备),获得关于第一独立网络110的第一、第二和第三组成设备的关系信息。 Broadcast controller 180 may query one or more of the control apparatus 110 is operable independently of the means for bidirectional communication (which may include a first, second or third component devices), obtaining a first independent on a first network 110, the second and third relationship information equipment components. 即使那些一个或多个控制设备可以本身不知晓第一、第二和第三组成设备的特定相互关系,广播控制器180也可以从独立单元110的一个或多个控制设备获得这样的相互关系信息。 Even if those one or more control devices may themselves be unaware a specific relationship of the first, second, and third component devices, and the broadcast controller 180 may obtain such information from the relationship between a single unit or more control devices 110 .

[0144] 在一些实施例中,第一独立单元110和/或第二独立单元112的一个或多个控制设备可以是仅发射设备。 [0144] In some embodiments, the first independent unit 110 and the one or more control devices / or the second unit 112 may be a separate transmitting devices only. 关于什么可以是第一独立单元110和/或第二独立单元112的仅发射控制设备(或节点),广播控制器180可以获悉相应独立单元110、112的什么其他设备(或节点)可以被配置成监听和/或监视特定仅发射设备、以及仅发射控制设备的类似相互关系。 About what may be a separate unit 110 of the first and / or second unit 112 separate only the emission control device (or node), the broadcast controller 180 may be informed of the respective separate units any other device (or nodes) 110, 112 may be configured to monitor and / or monitor specific only transmitting device, and the like transmitting only the relationship between the control device.

[0145] 根据本发明的替代实施例,广播控制器180能操作成响应于相应独立单元的仅一个控制设备上的按钮的启动,与独立单元11〇、112之一的所有控制设备(S卩,命令器和能量控制器)相关联。 [0145] According to an alternative embodiment of the present invention, the broadcast controller 180 is operable in response to a respective one only of the start button on the control device is a separate unit, the separate unit 11〇, all control devices of one 112 (S Jie , and an energy control command) is associated. 例如,当广播控制器180处于关联模式时,广播控制器180能操作成响应于调光器开关210的拨转启动器214、远程控制远程控制器250上的开启按钮252、或第一独立单元110的任何控制设备的任何其他按钮的启动,执行独立单元关联过程。 For example, when the controller 180 is associated with the broadcast mode, the controller 180 is operable to broadcast in response to the dimmer switch 210 to start dial 214, a remote control opening button on the remote controller 250 252 or the first separate unit any control apparatus 110 to start any of the other buttons, execution units independent association procedure. 在独立单元关联过程(即,响应于独立单元中的一个控制设备的一个按钮的按压)期间,广播控制器180能操作成发现所有命令器(即,远程控制器250、占用传感器260、以及温度传感器270)和所有能量控制器(调光器开关210、插入负载控制设备220、温度控制设备230、以及CCO组合件240), 并且使所有发现的能量控制器与其本身相关联。 Association procedure in a separate unit (i.e., in response to pressing a button of a control apparatus an independent unit), the broadcast controller 180 is operable to find all commands (i.e., remote controller 250, the occupancy sensor 260 and the temperature sensor 270) and all energy directors (dimmer switch 210, the control device 220 is inserted into the load, the temperature control apparatus 230, and assembly 240 CCO), and found that all of the energy directors associated with itself. 从而,独立单元的所有能量控制器都能操作成响应于独立单元的任何命令器和能量控制器的单次按压,与广播控制器180相关联。 Thus, all the energy of the controller can be a separate unit in response to any commands and an energy control unit independently of a single press, associated with the broadcast controller 180 operation.

[0146] 图IlA至图IlF示出由广播控制器180执行的独立单元关联过程。 [0146] FIGS IlA to IlF shows a separate unit associated with the process executed by the broadcast controller 180. 例如,如图IlA至图IlF中所示,广播控制器180能操作成发现图5的独立单元4001的控制设备。 For example, as shown in FIG IlA to IlF, the broadcast controller 180 is operable to find a separate unit in FIG. 5 control apparatus 4001. 如关于图5描述的,独立单元4001包括可以用作命令器的第一和第二远程控制远程控制器4050、4052、占用传感器4060、和日光传感器4070,其可以用作命令器。 First and second remote as described with respect to FIG. 5, may be used as an independent unit 4001 includes a remote control commander controller 4050,4052, 4060 occupancy sensors, daylight sensors and 4070, which may be used as the commander. 独立单元4001还包括可以用作能量控制器的调光器开关4010和机动化窗上用品4020。 Further comprises a standalone unit 4001 may be used as a dimmer switch 4010 and the power controller on the motorized window treatments 4020. 调光器开关4010对第一和第二远程控制远程控制器4050、4052、占用传感器4060、以及日光传感器4070作出响应,并且将这些命令器的序列号存储在存储器中。 The dimmer switch 4010 pairs of first and second remote control remote controller 4050,4052, 4060 occupancy sensors, daylight sensors and responsive to 4070, and the serial number stored in the memory of the commander. 机动化窗上用品4020对日光传感器4070和第二远程控制远程控制器4051作出响应,并且将这些命令器的序列号存储在存储器中。 Motorized window treatments daylight sensors 4070 and 4020 pairs of the second remote control in response to the remote controller 4051, and the serial number of the commands is stored in a memory. 第一和第二远程控制远程控制器4050、4052、占用传感器4060、以及日光传感器4070仅发射RF信号,并且不知晓哪个能量传感器对它们作出响应。 First and second remote control remote controller 4050,4052, 4060 occupancy sensors, daylight sensors 4070 and only transmit RF signals, and does not know which sensor responsive to energy thereof.

[0147] 为了使用独立单元关联过程,使广播控制器180与独立单元4001的所有能量控制器相关联,在广播控制器处于关联模式的同时,用户可以启动第一远程控制远程控制器4 0 5 0的按钮之一。 [0147] In order to use a separate unit associated with the process, so that a separate unit with the broadcast controller 180 associated with all energy directors 4001, while the broadcast controller in association mode, the user may initiate a first remote controller 405 remote control 0 of one of the buttons. 响应于远程控制远程控制器4 0 5 0的按钮的启动,远程控制远程控制器4050能操作成将包括远程控制远程控制器的序列号的数字消息发射至调光器开关4010。 Response to a remote control button to start the remote controller 4050, the remote control of the remote controller 4050 is operable to remotely control the digital message including the sequence number transmitted to the remote controller 4010 dimmer switch. 在处于关联模式的同时,广播控制器180还能操作成接收具有远程控制远程控制器4050的序列号的数字消息。 While in association mode, the broadcast controller 180 is further operable to receive a digital message with the remote control of the remote controller 4050 of SEQ ID NO. 然后,广播控制器180可以将查询消息发射至负载控制系统100中的所有能量控制器,以确定哪个能量控制器对远程控制远程控制器4050作出响应(如由来自所接收到的数字消息的序列号识别的),即,远程控制远程控制器4050可以被配置成用作命令器的能量控制器的身份。 Then, the controller 180 may broadcast a query message transmitted to all the energy controller 100 load control system, to determine which power controls the remote controller to the remote controller 4050 in response to a sequence (e.g., a digital message received from the identification number), i.e., remote control of the remote controller 4050 may be configured as identity commander energy controller. 在图IlA的实例中,广播控制器180发现远程控制远程控制器4050被配置成用作用于调光器开关4010的命令器,如由线4090所示。 In the example of FIG IlA, the broadcast discovery remote control controller 180 of the remote controller 4050 is configured as a dimmer switch command 4010, as shown by line 4090. 响应于查询消息,调光器开关4010能操作成将包括调光器开关的序列号的数字消息发射至广播控制器180。 Response to a query message, the dimmer switch is operable to 4010 including the serial number of the dimmer switch digital broadcast controller 180 to transmit a message. 然后,广播控制器180可以将查询消息发射至调光器开关210,以确定可以被配置成命令调光器开关210 的命令器的身份。 Then, the controller 180 may broadcast a query message transmitted to the dimmer switch 210 may be configured to determine the identity of the command is the command of the dimmer switch 210. 在图IlB的实例中,广播控制器180发现远程控制远程控制器4050、占用传感器4060、以及日光传感器4070被配置成用作用于调光器开关4010的命令器,如线4091所不。 In the example of FIG IlB, the broadcast discovery remote control controller 180 of the remote controller 4050, 4060 occupancy sensors, daylight sensors 4070 and is configured as a dimmer switch commands 4010, as line 4091 is not.

[0148] 广播控制器180接下来可以将查询消息发射至负载控制系统100中的所有能量控制器,以确定哪个能量控制器对占用传感器4060作出响应,S卩,占用传感器4060可以被配置成用作命令器的能量控制器的身份。 [0148] Next, the controller 180 may broadcast a query message to the controller transmitting all of the energy in the load control system 100 to determine which controller is responsive to an energy occupancy sensor 4060, Jie S, occupancy sensor 4060 may be configured with identity as commander of the energy controller. 在图IlC的实例中,广播控制器180发现占用传感器4060被配置成用作用于作为能量控制器的调光器开关4010的命令器,如由线4092所示。 In the example of FIG IlC, the broadcast controller 180 discovery occupancy sensor 4060 is configured as a dimmer for a power control command to switch 4010, as shown by line 4092. 然后,广播控制器180可以将查询消息发射至负载控制系统100中的所有能量控制器,以确定哪个能量控制器对日光传感器4070作出响应,S卩,日光传感器4070可以被配置成用作命令器的能量控制器的身份。 Then, the controller 180 may broadcast a query message transmitted to all the energy controller 100 load control system, to determine which controller is responsive to an energy daylight sensor 4070, Jie S, daylight sensor 4070 may be configured to function as the commander the identity of the energy controller. 在图IlD的实例中,广播控制器180发现日光传感器4070被配置成用作用于调光器开关4010和用于机动化窗上用品4020的命令器,如线4093所示。 In the example of FIG IlD, the broadcast controller 180 discovery daylight sensor 4070 is configured as a dimmer switch 4010 and a command to the motorized window treatment of 4020, line 4093 as shown.

[0149] 由于不存在调光器开关4010对其响应的更多命令器,所以广播控制器180现在可以将查询消息发射至机动化窗上用品4020,以识别可以被配置成命令机动化窗上用品4020 的命令器。 [0149] Since 4010 more commands in response thereto the dimmer switch is not present, the broadcast controller 180 may now transmit a query message to the motorized window treatment 4020 can be configured to identify command on the motorized window supplies commander 4020. 在图IlE的实例中,广播控制器180发现第二远程控制远程控制器4051和日光传感器4070被配置成用作用于机动化窗上用品320的命令器,如线4094所示。 In the example of FIG IlE, the broadcast controller 180 finds that the second remote control and remote controller 4051 daylight sensor 4070 is configured to be used to command the motorized window treatments 320, as indicated by line 4094 in FIG. 因为广播控制器180已经发射了查询消息,以确定哪个能量控制器对日光传感器4070(如图IlD中所示)作出响应,所以广播控制器180现在可以将查询消息发射至负载控制系统中的所有能量控制器, 以确定哪个能量控制器对第二远程控制远程控制器4051作出响应,S卩,第二远程控制远程控制器4051可以被配置成用作命令器的能量控制器的身份。 Because the broadcast controller 180 has transmitted the query message to determine which controller is responsive to an energy daylight sensor 4070 (shown in FIG ILD), it is now broadcast controller 180 may transmit a query message to all the load control system power controller to determine which remote control of the second energy controller responsive to the remote controller 4051, S Jie, the second remote control of the remote controller 4051 may be configured as identity commander energy controller. 在图IlF的实例中,广播控制器180发现第二远程控制远程控制器351被配置成用作仅用于机动化窗上用品4020的命令器, 如线4095所示。 In the example of FIG IlF, the broadcast controller 180 finds that the second remote control of the remote controller 351 is configured to be used only for the motorized window treatment commands 4020, as shown in line 4095.

[0150] 由于不存在对第一和第二远程控制远程控制器4050、4052、占用传感器4060、以及日光传感器4070作出响应的更多能量控制器,所以广播控制器180然后可以推断出,在独立单元4001中未发现更多能量控制器或命令器。 [0150] Because of the absence of the first and second remote control remote controller 4050,4052, 4060 occupancy sensors, daylight sensors and controller 4070 in response to more energy, so the broadcast controller 180 may then inferred, in separate unit 4001 No more energy controller or commander. 广播控制器180可以将数字消息发射至调光器开关4010和机动化窗上用品4020,以使这些能量控制器与广播控制器相关联,并且然后可以结束独立单元关联过程。 The digital broadcast controller 180 may transmit a message to the dimmer switches 4010 and 4020 motorized window treatments, so that these energy directors associated with the broadcast controller, and then the association procedure may end a separate unit. 在正常操作期间,广播控制器180可以接收由独立单元4001的能量控制器和命令器发射的所有RF信号。 During normal operation, the controller 180 may receive all the broadcast signals transmitted by a separate RF power controller unit 4001 and the commander. 通过执行图IlA至图IlF中所示的一个或多个轮询技术,广播控制器180可以获得独立单元4001的组成元件的身份、以及在多种组成元件(例如,能量控制器的命令器或者由命令器命令的能量控制器等)之间可能存在的关系的全面理解。 By executing IlA IlF identity to constituent elements of a separate unit 180 can be obtained as shown in a 4001 or more of the polling technique, the broadcast controller, and in a variety of constituent elements (e.g., a command or a power controller ) comprehensive understanding of the relationship that may exist between the energy controller command by the commander.

[0151] 可替换地,独立单元关联过程可以通过启动能量控制器之一(例如,调光器开关4010)上的按钮开始。 [0151] Alternatively, the process may be an independent unit by the associated one of the start energy director (e.g., dimmer switch 4010) on the Start button. 在该情况下,广播控制器180首先查询调光器开关4010,以发现远程控制远程控制器4050、占用传感器4060、以及日光传感器4070被配置成用作用于调光器开关的命令器,如图IlB中的线4091所示。 In this case, the broadcast controller 180 first queries the dimmer switch 4010, to find the remote control of the remote controller 4050, 4060 occupancy sensors, daylight sensors 4070 and is configured as a command for the dimmer switch, FIG. IlB shown in line 4091. 然后,广播控制器180将查询消息发射至负载控制系统100中的所有能量控制器,以确定哪个能量控制器对远程控制远程控制器4050 (如图IlA中所示)、占用传感器4060 (如图IIC中所示)、以及日光传感器4070 (如图IID中所示)作出响应。 Then, the controller 180 broadcasts a query message is transmitted to all the energy controller 100 load control system, to determine which power controls the remote controller to the remote controller (as shown in FIG. IlA) 4050, occupancy sensor 4060 (FIG. shown in IIC), and daylight sensors 4070 (shown in FIG IID) responds. 独立单元关联过程如上所述继续,直到独立单元4001的所有命令器和能量控制器均被发现为止。 A separate unit associated with the process continues as described above until all the separate unit and the command of the energy directors 4001 are found so far.

[0152] 在一些实施例中,可以分别与两个不同独立单元相关联的一个或多个能量控制器中的至少两个可以被布置到第一组中。 [0152] In some embodiments, the at least two may be respectively one of the two different separate units associated with one or more energy directors may be disposed into the first group. 广播控制器180可以被进一步配置成使用户定义标签与第一组相关联。 Broadcast controller 180 may be further configured to enable a user defined label associated with the first group. 例如,用户定义标签可以是走廊、会议室、办公室、行政办公室、浴室、开放式办公室、引导标示、受限访问、或公共区域中的至少一个。 For example, user-defined labels can be hallways, meeting rooms, offices, administrative offices, bathroom, open-plan offices, signage, restricted access, or at least a public area. 广播控制器180可以进一步被配置成确定第一状况,其中,第一状况可以对应于被布置到第一组中的一个或多个能量控制器能操作成执行的一个或多个操作。 Broadcast controller 180 may be further configured to determine a first condition, wherein, the first condition may be disposed to correspond to a first set of one or more of the energy of one or more controllers operable to perform operations. 广播控制器180还可以被配置成将命令信号发射至与第一组相关联的第一组地址。 Broadcast controller 180 may also be configured to transmit a command signal to the first set of a first address associated. 命令信号可以由布置到第一组中的一个或多个能量控制器解释,以执行一个或多个操作中的至少一个。 It may be interpreted by the command signal is arranged into a first group of one or more energy directors to perform one or more operations of at least one. 可以被布置到第一组中的一个或多个能量控制器可以被配置成使命令信号比从至少一个命令器接收到的控制信号优先。 Can be arranged into a first set of one or more of power controllers may be configured such that the ratio of a command signal received from at least one command is a control signal to the priority. 至少一个用户定义特性可以是位置、典型占用等级、时段占用等级、安全访问等级、功能使用、或组织层级中的至少一个。 At least one characteristic can be user-defined location, typical occupancy levels, time occupancy level security access level, functional use, or organizational hierarchy of at least one.

[0153] 在一些实施例中,广播控制器180可以被配置成接收第一信号,其中,第一信号可以指示与至少一个能量控制器能操作成执行的一个或多个操作相对应的第一状况。 [0153] In some embodiments, the broadcast controller 180 may be configured to receive a first signal, wherein the first signal may indicate the at least one energy controller is operable to perform one or more operations corresponding to the first situation. 广播控制器180还可以被配置成将第二信号发射至至少一个能量控制器。 Broadcast controller 180 may also be configured to transmit the second signal to at least one energy director. 第二信号可以由至少一个能量控制器解释,以执行一个或多个操作中的至少一个。 The second signal can be interpreted by at least one energy director, to perform one or more operations of at least one. 并且,至少一个能量控制器可以被配置成使第二信号比从至少一个命令器接收到的控制信号优先。 And, the at least one energy controller may be configured such that the ratio of the second signal received from at least one command is a control signal to the priority. 广播控制器180可以从电气设施或远程控制远程控制设备中的至少一个接收第一信号。 Broadcast controller 180 may control the electrical installation or remotely from the at least one received signal a first remote control device. 第一状况可以对应于一个或多个需求响应遵从要求。 The first situation may correspond to one or more of demand response compliance requirements.

[0154] 广播控制器180可以进一步被配置成根据一个或多个相应能量控制器的第二至少一个用户定义特性,将相应能量控制器中的一个或多个布置到第二组中。 [0154] broadcast controller 180 may further be configured according to a second characteristic of at least one of the one or more user-defined controllers in respective energy, the energy corresponding to a plurality of controllers or disposed into the second group. 广播控制器180可以被配置成将第二组地址指配给被布置到第二组中的一个或多个相应能量控制器。 Broadcast controller 180 may be configured to address the second group are arranged assigned to one or more respective second set of energy directors. 而且, 广播控制器180可以被配置成将第二组地址发射至被布置到第二组中的一个或多个相应能量控制器。 Further, the broadcast controller 180 may be configured to transmit the second set of addresses are arranged into one or more respective second set of energy directors.

[0155] 广播控制器可以进一步被配置成确定可以对应于至少一个时钟进度表和至少一个能量控制器能操作成执行的一个或多个功能的第二状况。 [0155] broadcast controller may be further configured to determine the at least one clock may correspond to the schedule and at least one second energy controller is operable condition of one or more functions to be performed. 广播控制器还可以被配置成将第三信号发射至至少一个能量控制器。 Broadcast controller may also be configured to transmit a third signal to at least one energy director. 第三信号可以由至少一个能量控制器解释,以执行一个或多个功能。 The third signal may be interpreted by the at least one energy controller, to perform one or more functions.

[0156] 图12是根据本发明的第四实施例的包括两个独立单元910、912和广播控制器980 的负载控制系统900的简化图。 [0156] FIG. 12 is a simplified view of two separate units 910, 912 the load control system 980 and the broadcast controller 900 according to a fourth embodiment comprises the embodiment of the present invention. 如图12中所示,广播控制器980包括具有诸如液晶显示器(LCD)屏幕的视觉显示器985和多个按钮986的用户接口。 As shown, the controller 980 comprises a broadcast such as liquid crystal display (LCD) visual display screen 985 and a plurality of user interface buttons 986 12. 广播控制器980包括相互正交定向并且隔开用于极化和空间分集的天线990、991。 Broadcast controller 980 comprises spaced apart and oriented mutually orthogonal polarization and spatial diversity for the antennas 990, 991. 广播控制器980可以包括耦合至相应天线990、991 (如在图7A中所示的广播控制器中)的两个RF收发信机,或者可以包括经由RF开关(如在图7B中所示的广播控制器180”)耦合至天线990、991的单个RF收发信机。如在本发明的第一实施例中,广播控制器980能操作成将数字消息发射至独立单元910、912的命令器和能量控制器,并且从其接收数字消息。广播控制器980能操作成从负载控制系统900的独立单元910、912的命令器和能量控制器收集和记录数据。 Broadcast controller 980 may include a respective antenna 990, 991 coupled to (e.g., in a broadcast controller shown in FIG. 7A) two RF transceivers, or may include a switch via RF (as shown in FIG. 7B broadcast controller 180 ") coupled to the antenna 990, 991 of the single RF transceiver. as in the first embodiment of the present invention, the broadcast controller 980 is operable to transmit a digital message to a separate unit in the commander 910, 912 and power controller and receiving digital messages from the broadcast controller 980 is operable to command a controller and an energy collecting and recording data from the separate unit 900 of the load control system 910, 912.

[0157] 独立单元910、912的命令器和能量控制器在每个独立单元的配置过程期间,可以与广播控制器980相关联。 [0157] separate unit and command the energy directors 910, 912 during the configuration process each separate unit, it may be associated with the broadcast controller 980. 广播控制器980响应于按钮986之一的启动,处于关联模式,并且当处于关联模式时,重复发射出广播地址。 Broadcast controller 980 in response to activation of one of the buttons 986, in association mode, and when in association mode, repeated transmission of the broadcast address. 当广播控制器980处于关联模式时,独立单元910、912的每个命令器和能量控制器上的启动器启动器都可以被启动,以使设备与广播控制器相关联。 When the broadcast controller 980 in association mode, each of the separate units 910, 912 on start command to start the power controllers and may be activated to cause the controller associated with the broadcast equipment. 除了保存从广播控制器接收到的广播地址的命令器和能量控制器之外,命令器和能量控制器每个还可以将唯一地址发射至广播控制器980,其保存与广播控制器相关联的命令器和能量控制器的列表。 In addition to saving the broadcast received from the broadcast address of the controller to a command and control energy, and an energy controller commands each unique address may also be transmitted to the broadcast controller 980, which retains broadcast controller associated list command and control of energy. 广播控制器980能操作成存储独立单元910、912的命令器和能量控制器的编程和配置信息,以提供用于容易设备替换。 The controller 980 is operable to broadcast programming and configuration information 910, 912 and the command storage unit independent energy directors to provide apparatus for easily replaced. 独立单元910、912的能量控制器可以由广播控制器980指配给多个能量控制器组中的一个或多个。 Independent unit energy directors 910, 912 may be defined by the broadcast controller 980 or a plurality of dispensing a plurality of energy directors groups.

[0158] 广播控制器980能操作成响应于一个或多个时钟进度表,控制独立单元910、912的能量控制器。 [0158] The controller 980 is operable to broadcast in response to one or more of the timeclock schedule, the control unit independently of the energy directors 910, 912. 广播控制器980可以根据正被控制的能量控制器的类型和电力负载的类型,定义与广播控制器相关联的每个能量控制器的默认时钟进度表。 The broadcast controller 980 may be the type of electrical load and the type of energy being controlled by the controller, the default schedule for each clock controller defined energy associated with the broadcast controller. 另外,时钟进度表可以使用广播控制器980的用户接口被调节。 Further, the timeclock schedule broadcast controller 980 can use a user interface to be adjusted. 例如,广播控制器980可以在视觉显示器985上显示关于一个或多个能量控制器的信息。 For example, the controller 980 may display the broadcast information about one or more of power controllers 985 on a visual display. 用户可以通过每个能量控制器步进,并且使用按钮986启用或禁用用于所选能量控制器的时钟事件。 The user can step through each energy director, and a button 986 used to enable or disable a selected energy event clock controller. 可替换地,广播控制器980的时钟进度表可以使用在连接至网络182的计算设备(诸如,平板电脑、智能电话、个人计算机、或膝上型计算机)上运行的程序被编程。 Alternatively, the broadcast controller 980 may schedule a clock running on a computing device connected to (such as a tablet PC, a smart phone, a personal computer, or a laptop computer) on the network 182 is programmed to use. 例如,时钟进度表的数据可以被加载到可移动存储器(诸如,USB闪盘驱动器),其然后可以被插入广播控制器980,以将时钟进度表加载到广播控制器上的存储器中。 For example, the timeclock schedule data may be loaded into a removable memory (such as, USB flash drives), which may then be inserted into the broadcast controller 980, the clock to schedule broadcast loaded into memory on the controller. 另外,时钟进度表可以使用经由网络182连接至云服务器的PC、膝上型计算机、智能电话、或平板电脑配置。 In addition, the clock schedule may be using a PC connected to the cloud server via a network 182, a laptop computer, a smart phone, or tablet configuration.

[0159] 图13是根据本发明的替代实施例的广播控制器1080的简化图。 [0159] FIG. 13 is a simplified example of FIG broadcast controller 1080 in accordance with an alternative embodiment of the present invention. 广播控制器1080包括视觉显示器1085和多个组按钮1086。 1080 broadcast controller 1085 include a visual display and a plurality of buttons 1086 groups. 相应标签1088和相应发光二极管(LED) 1089邻近每个组按钮1086定位。 And the corresponding tab 1088 corresponding light emitting diode (LED) 1089 1086 positioned adjacent to each button group. 标签1088可以注释与邻近组按钮1086相关联的组的名称。 Label 1088 can be annotated with the name of the group button near group associated with 1086. 当组按钮1086之一被按压并且被把持预定量时间时,广播控制器1080处于组关联模式。 When one set of buttons 1086 is pressed and gripped by a predetermined amount of time, the controller 1080 in a broadcast mode associated groups. 一个或多个能量控制器可以与广播控制器1080相关联,并且在广播控制器1080处于组关联模式的同时,可以响应于能量控制器上的启动器启动器的启动,被指配给相应组。 One or more energy directors may be associated with the broadcast controller 1080, while in the group and the associated mode of broadcast controller 1080, in response to a starter to start the starter power controller, assigned to a respective group. 该关联过程可以被重复用于每个组按钮1086。 The association process may be repeated for each group of buttons 1086. 单个能量控制器可以被指配给多个能量控制器组。 The controller may be assigned to a single energy plurality of energy directors groups. LED1089可以被点亮,以指示能量控制器被指配给哪个组。 LED1089 can be lit to indicate which group is assigned to the energy controller. 组的用户允许广播控制器1080与能量控制器容易地关联,以提供要求添加由广播控制器提供的全局功能的短试运行时间。 User group allows broadcast controller 1080 and the energy associated with the controller easily to provide the desired functionality provided by the add global broadcast controller test run time is shorter. 在能量控制器被指配给由组按钮1086表示的多组之后,广播控制器1080的时钟进度表可以一组接一组地配置。 After the energy controller button assigned to a group of a plurality of groups represented by 1086, the controller 1080 of the broadcast schedule may be a clock set by one set configuration. 在一个或多个实施例中,广播控制器1080利用两个正交定向天线1090、1091。 In one or more embodiments, the broadcast controller 1080 using two orthogonal directional antennas 1090,1091.

[0160] 图14示出根据本发明的替代实施例的广播控制器1180的简化图。 [0160] FIG. 14 shows a simplified embodiment of the broadcast controller 1180 in accordance with an alternative embodiment of the present invention. 广播控制器1180 可以执行与被描述用于广播控制器980和/或1080的那些相同或类似的功能。 Broadcast controller 1180 may perform the broadcast controller 980 to be described and the same or similar functions as those / or 1080. 在一个或多个实施例中,广播控制器1180可以具有类似于广播控制器1180的视觉显示器的视觉显示器(未示出)。 In one or more embodiments, the broadcast controller 1180 may have a broadcast controller 1180 similar to the visual display of the visual display (not shown). 在一个或多个实施例中,广播控制器1180利用两个正交定向天线1190、1191。 In one or more embodiments, the broadcast controller 1180 using two orthogonal directional antennas 1190,1191.

[0161] 返回参考图12,负载控制系统900进一步包括每个独立单元910、192中的相应功率计990、992。 [0161] Referring back to FIG. 12, the load control system 900 further comprises a respective power in each individual cell count 990,992 910,192. 功率计990、992可以被电耦合,以测量通过相应独立单元910、912的多种电力负载抽取的总电流(以及由其消耗的功率)。 Power meter 990,992 may be electrically coupled to measure the total current through the plurality of respective independent power units 910, 912 of the extraction load (as well as its power consumption). 功率计990、992可以与广播控制器980相关联,并且能操作成响应于由广播控制器发射的查询,将关于独立单元910、912中的电力负载的总功率消耗的数据发射至广播控制器。 990,992 power meter may be associated with the broadcast controller 980, and operable in response to a query transmitted by a broadcast controller, the total power on the separate units 910, 912 of the power consumption of the load transmitted to the data broadcast controller . 广播控制器980能操作成将关于负载的功率消耗的数据存储在存储器中,在视觉显示器985上显示负载的功率消耗,或者经由网络182将包括关于负载的功率消耗的数据的数字消息发射至云服务器。 Broadcast controller 980 is operable to transmit data to the cloud storage load on the power consumption in a memory, the power consumption of the load display, or via a network 182 including a digital data message with respect to power consumption of the load on the visual display 985 server. 另外,一个或多个能量控制器可以包括用于确定当前由相应电力负载消耗的功率的内部功率度量电路,其中,功率还可以被发射至广播控制器980。 Additionally, one or more energy controller may comprise means for determining the current internal load power of the power consumed by the respective power metering circuit, wherein the power can be transmitted to the broadcast controller 980. 而且,广播控制器980还能操作成将关于负载控制系统900的操作的其他数据存储在存储器中,例如,由占用传感器260、360发射的占用信息和状态。 Further, the broadcast controller 980 is further operable to control the load on the other data storage system 900 in the memory operation, e.g., 260, 360 transmitted by the occupancy sensor and occupancy status information.

[0162] 广播控制器980 (和/或广播控制器1080、1180)可以获取关于第一和/或第二独立单元910、912的任何控制设备的信息。 [0162] broadcast controller 980 (and / or the broadcast controller 1080,1180) can obtain information on any of the control apparatus of the first and / or second units 910, 912 are independent. 作为所获取的信息的一部分,广播控制器980可以从第一独立单元910和/或第二独立单元912的一个或多个控制设备,获取状态信息和/或操作参数。 As part of the broadcast information, the controller 980 may be obtained from a first individual unit 910 and / or the separate unit 912 of the second or more control devices, obtaining status information and / or operational parameters. 状态信息和/或操作参数可以取决于特定控制设备,但是通常可以包括:被消耗的电池时间、电力负载数据(例如,消耗的功率、负载阻抗、打开负载电路检测、故障灯)、对所测量的可变差动(例如,温度设定和所测量的温度之间的差动)的可变设定点、触点闭合状态、 用于电力负载强度的设定点、实际电力负载强度、镇流器状态、烟尘检测状态、占用状态、遮蔽件展开扩展(例如,遮蔽件完全展开、展开一半、完全收回等)、PID状态、控制器启动状态、 阻尼器状态(例如,0%、50%、100%等)等。 Status information and / or control operating parameters may depend on the particular device, but may generally include: the time the battery is consumed, the power load data (e.g., power consumption, load impedance, open circuit load detection, fault lamp), the measured differential variable (e.g., the differential between the set temperature and the measured temperature) of the variable set point, the contact closed state, the set point for the power load strength, the strength of the electric load actual town flow state, the state of the smoke detector, the occupancy state, the shield extension member to expand (e.g., the shielding member is fully deployed, expanded half, fully retracted, etc.), the state of the PID controller active state, the damper state (e.g., 0%, 50% , 100%, etc.).

[0163] 在一个或多个实施例中,作为所获取的信息的一部分,广播控制器980可以从第一独立单元910和/或第二独立单元912的一个或多个控制设备获取(和/或调节)配置参数。 [0163] In one or more embodiments, as part of the acquired information, the controller 980 may acquire the broadcast (and separate from the first unit 910 and / or one second or more separate unit 912 of the control apparatus / or adjust) configuration parameters. 配置参数可以取决于特定控制设备,但是通常可以包括:可变设定点(例如,温度设定点)、触点闭合设定点、用于电力负载强度的设定点、遮蔽件展开设定点(例如,完全展开、展开一半、完全收回的遮蔽件等)、PID参数、控制器参数、阻尼器设定点(例如,0%、50%、100 %等) 等。 Configuration parameters may depend on the particular control device, but may generally include: a variable set point (e.g., temperature set point), contact closure set point, the set point for the power load strength, the shielding member extended setting point (e.g., fully deployed, expanded half shield is fully retracted and the like), the PID parameters of controller parameters, the damper set point (e.g., 0%, 50%, 100%, etc.).

[0164] 在一些实施例中,例如,系统操作者可以使用状态信息或操作信息来确定第一独立单元910和/或第二独立单元912的什么控制设备可以要求维护和/或替换。 [0164] In some embodiments, for example, the system operator may use the status information or operation information determining unit 910 of the first separate and / or the second unit independently of what control device 912 may require maintenance and / or replacement. 而且,系统操作者可以经由广播控制器980配置第一独立单元910和/或第二独立单元912的相应控制设备的一个或多个可配置参数。 Moreover, the system operator may configure a first standalone unit 980 controls the respective devices 910 and / or the second separate controller unit 912 via the broadcast or more configurable parameters. 例如,系统操作者可以使用膝上型计算机或其他计算设备与广播控制器980通信(例如,经由USB、以太网、和/或Wi-Fi连接),以与状态信息、操作参数和/或配置参数对接。 For example, the system operator may communicate using a laptop computer or other computing device with the broadcast controller 980 (e.g., via USB, Ethernet, and / or Wi-Fi connection), with the status information, operating parameters and / or configuration parameters docking.

[0165] 在一些实施例中,能量控制器可以以多种方式解除优先于来自能量控制器的命令器的信号或命令接受(或优先考虑)来自广播控制器的信号或命令的义务。 [0165] In some embodiments, the controller may release energy in a variety of ways in preference to the commander of the controller from the energy signal or command acceptance (or priority) of a signal from the broadcast controller commands or obligations. 例如,在一些实施例中,广播控制器可以命令能量控制器进入正常模式。 For example, in some embodiments, the broadcast controller may command the power controller enters the normal mode. 而且作为实例,能量控制器可以在广播控制器命令能量控制器接受(优先考虑)广播控制器的命令或信号之后的一些时间(例如,预定量时间)之后,回复接受(或优先考虑)其命令器的信号或命令。 Also as an example, the controller may command an energy power controller receives commands after some time (priority) or the broadcast controller signals broadcast controller (e.g., a predetermined amount of time), the reply acceptance (or priority) which commands control signal or command. 再次例如,广播控制器可以将“释放”消息(命令或信号)发射至能量控制器,能量控制器可以解释为重新开始接受(或优先考虑)由能量控制器的命令器发射的命令或信号的授权。 Again for example, the controller may broadcast a "release" message (or command signal) transmitted to the energy director, the energy controller may be interpreted as the start accepting (or priority) commands transmitted by the command of the controller or the energy of the signal authorization. 而且,在一些实施例中, 能量控制器可以被配置成在能量控制器结束执行由广播控制器命令的功能(例如,基于时钟的功能)之后,重新开始接受(或优先考虑)能量控制器的命令器的命令或信号。 Further, in some embodiments, the controller may be configured to power the energy controller ends the function performed by the broadcast controller commands (e.g., based on a clock function), the start accepting (or priority) of the energy directors commander commands or signals.

[0166] 换句话说,能量控制器可以被更新,使得能量控制器可以经由一个或多个前述机制,重新开始接受(或优先考虑)来自能量控制器的命令器的命令或信号。 [0166] In other words, the energy controller may be updated such that the energy controller via one or more of the preceding mechanisms to start accepting (or priority) command is a command from a controller or signal energy. 例如,在广播控制器命令能量控制器执行基于时钟的功能(例如,能量控制器接受或优先考虑来自广播控制器的命令,以执行功能)之后的预定时间处,能量控制器可以重新开始接受(或优先考虑)能量控制器的命令器的命令或信号。 For example, the controller commands the power controller to perform the broadcast clock-based functions (e.g., power controller receives a command from the priority or the broadcast controller to perform the functions) a predetermined time after the energy directors may start accepting ( or priority) of the energy directors commander commands or signals.

[0167] 在一些实施例中,提供可以由广播控制器执行以获取关于一个或多个独立单元的组成节点(或设备)的信息的一种或多种方法。 [0167] In some embodiments, provided by a broadcast controller may be performed to obtain an information about one or more methods of one or more nodes (or devices) separate unit. 在一个或多个实施例中,广播控制器可以与一个或多个独立单元通信。 In one or more embodiments, the broadcast controller unit can communicate with one or more independently. 一个或多个独立单元中的一些或每个可以包括一个或多个命令器和一个或多个能量控制器。 One or more independent units, some or each of which may comprise one or more commands and the one or more energy directors. 广播控制器可以与第一独立单元的第一节点通信,其中,第一节点可以是第一命令器或第一能量控制器中的至少一个。 A first broadcast controller may communicate a first point and a separate unit, wherein the first node may be a first or a first command at least one energy director. 广播控制器可以获取第一节点的地址。 Broadcast controller can obtain the address of the first node. 而且,广播控制器可以从第一节点获取第一独立单元的至少一个节点的地址。 Further, the controller may obtain the broadcast address of the first unit separate from at least one node of the first node. 至少一个第二节点可以是第二命令器或第二能量控制器中的至少一个,并且至少一个第二节点可以与第一节点通信。 At least one second point may be a second order or the second energy controller at least one, and at least one second node may communicate with the first node. 广播控制器可以确定第一节点或者至少一个第二节点中的至少一个是否是能量控制器。 Broadcast controller may determine at least a first node or the second node is whether at least one energy director. 而且,广播控制器可以根据该确定,将第一节点或至少一个第二节点中的至少一个识别为能量控制器。 Further, the broadcast controller may determine, at least one of the first node or the second node is identified as at least one energy director. 另外,广播控制器可以根据该确定,将第一节点的地址或者至少一个第二节点的地址中的至少一个识别为能量控制器地址。 Further, the broadcast controller may determine the address of the first node or an address of the at least one second node is identified as at least one energy director address.

[0168] 在一些实施例中,广播控制器可以确定第一节点和至少一个第二节点之间的操作关系。 [0168] In some embodiments, the broadcast controller may determine the operational relationship between the first node and the at least one second node. 而且,广播控制器可以确定第一节点是否与除了至少一个第二节点之外的第一独立单元的节点通信。 Also, the broadcast controller may determine whether the communication with the first node separate unit in addition to the at least one second node of the node. 广播控制器可以与至少一个第二节点通信。 Broadcast controller may communicate with the at least one second node. 而且,广播控制器可以确定至少一个第二节点是否与除了第一节点之外的第一独立单元的节点通信。 Also, the broadcast controller may determine whether the at least one second node to communicate with nodes other than the first point of the first independent unit. 广播控制器可以基于指示第一节点不与除了至少一个第二节点之外的其他节点通信和/或至少一个第二节点不与除了第一节点之外的其他节点通信的确定,确定第一独立单元的所有节点都已被识别。 With the broadcast controller may not be in addition to the at least one second node communicate with other nodes and / or at least one second node determined does not communicate with other nodes except the first node, determining a first indication of the first node based on the independent All nodes of the element have been identified.

[0169] 广播控制器可以与至少一个第二节点通信。 [0169] broadcast controller may communicate with the at least one second node. 广播控制器还可以从至少一个第二节点获取第一独立单元的至少一个第三节点的地址。 Broadcast controller may further acquire a first address of a third node of the at least a separate unit from the at least one second node. 至少一个第三节点可以是第三命令器或第三能量控制器中的至少一个。 At least a third node may be a third or a third command in at least one energy director. 而且,至少一个第三节点可以与至少一个第二节点通信。 Moreover, at least a third node can communicate with the at least one second node. 广播控制器可以确定至少一个第三节点是否是能量控制器。 Broadcast controller may determine whether the at least one third node energy directors. 而且,广播控制器可以根据该确定,将至少一个第三节点识别为能量控制器。 Further, the broadcast controller may determine, at least a third node identified as energy directors. 另外,例如,广播控制器可以根据该确定,将至少一个第三节点的地址识别为能量控制器。 Further, for example, the broadcast controller may determine, at least a third node address identified as energy directors.

[0170] 在一些实施例中,能量控制器(如在此描述的)能操作成响应于从至少一个命令器接收到的控制信号,控制至少一个电力负载。 [0170] In some embodiments, the energy director (as described herein) operable in response to the at least one command is received from the control signal controlling at least one electrical load. 在一些实施例中,能量控制器可以包括无线通信收发信机。 In some embodiments, the energy controller may include a wireless communication transceiver. 无线通信收发信机能操作成从广播控制器接收第一信号。 The wireless communication transceiver can operate to receive a first signal from a broadcast controller. 第一信号可以包括对关于可以包括能量控制器的独立单元的一个或多个节点的信息的请求。 The first signal may include a request for information of one or more nodes may include a separate power unit on the controller. 无线通信收发信机还可以响应于第一信号,将第二信号发射至广播控制器。 The wireless communication transceiver may further responsive to the first signal, the second signal is transmitted to the broadcast controller. 第二信号可以包括关于独立单元的一个或多个节点的信息。 The second signal may include information regarding one or more nodes separate units. 关于独立单元的一个或多个节点的信息可以包括一个或多个节点的相应地址。 Information about one or more nodes may comprise separate units corresponding addresses one or more nodes. 并且,关于独立单元的一个或多个节点的信息可以包括能量控制器和一个或多个节点之间的操作关系。 Further, information about one or more nodes separate units may include an operation relationship between the energy controller and one or more nodes.

[0171] 虽然关于特定实施例描述了本发明,但是很多其他改变和修改以及其他使用对于本领域技术人员来说将变得明显。 [0171] Although the embodiments described with respect to specific embodiments of the present invention, but many other variations and modifications and other uses of ordinary skill in the art will become apparent. 从而,优选地,本发明不由在此的具体公开限制,而是仅由所附权利要求限制。 Whereby, preferably, the present invention is not particularly limited by the disclosure herein, but only by the appended claims.

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  1. 1. 一种用于控制多个电力负载的负载控制系统,所述负载控制系统包括: 多个能量控制器,每个能量控制器能操作成:控制所述电力负载中的至少一个;以及第一广播控制器,所述第一广播控制器具有第一天线和第二天线,所述第一天线被布置在第一位置,以及所述第二天线被布置在与所述第一位置正交的第二位置,所述广播控制器能操作成:经由所述第一天线发射第一无线信号,以及经由所述第二天线发射第二无线信号; 其中,所述能量控制器中的每个能操作成:接收所述第一无线信号和第二无线信号中的至少一个,以及响应于所接收到的无线信号而控制相应负载。 A load control system for controlling a plurality of electrical loads, said load control system comprising: a plurality of energy directors, each energy controller operable to: control said at least one electrical load; and a a broadcast controller, the first broadcast controller having a first and second antennas, the first antenna is disposed in the first position, and said second antenna is disposed orthogonal to the first position a second position, the broadcast controller operable to: transmit a first antenna of the first radio signal, and transmitting a second wireless signal via the second antenna via; wherein each of the energy directors operable to: receive the first radio signal and the second radio signals at least one, and in response to the respective load control to the received wireless signal.
  2. 2. 根据权利要求1所述的负载控制系统,其中,所述广播控制器以相同传输频率发射所述第一无线信号和第二无线信号。 The load control system according to claim 1, wherein the broadcast controller transmitting the first radio signal and the second radio signals transmitted at the same frequency.
  3. 3. 根据权利要求2所述的负载控制系统,其中,所述广播控制器能操作成:在第一时隙中发射所述第一无线信号,以及在第二时隙中发射所述第二无线信号。 The load control system according to claim 2, wherein said broadcast controller operable to: transmit the first slot in a first radio signal, and transmitting the second in the second slot wireless signal.
  4. 4. 根据权利要求3所述的负载控制系统,其中,所述第一时隙和第二时隙不重叠。 The load control system according to claim 3, wherein said first and second slots do not overlap.
  5. 5. 根据权利要求4所述的负载控制系统,进一步包括: 第二广播控制器,所述第二广播控制器能操作成:将无线信号发射至用于控制所述相应负载的所述能量控制器中的一个或多个。 The load control system as claimed in claim 4, further comprising: a second broadcast controller, the second broadcast controller operable to: transmit a wireless signal corresponding to said load for controlling said energy management or a plurality of devices.
  6. 6. 根据权利要求5所述的负载控制系统,其中,所述第一广播控制器和第二广播控制器经由网络親合在一起。 6. The load control system as claimed in claim 5, wherein said first and second broadcast controller together via a network broadcast controller affinity.
  7. 7. 根据权利要求6所述的负载控制系统,其中,所述第二广播控制器能操作成:在不与所述第一时隙和第二时隙中的任一个重叠的至少一个时隙中发射无线信号。 The load control system according to claim 6, wherein the second broadcast controller operable to: at least one slot does not either of the first slot and a second slot overlapping a transmitting a wireless signal.
  8. 8. 根据权利要求4所述的负载控制系统,其中,所述第一时隙紧挨在所述第二时隙之前发生。 8. The load control system according to claim 4, wherein the first time slot occurs immediately prior to the second time slot.
  9. 9. 根据权利要求4所述的负载控制系统,其中,所述第一时隙和第二时隙是从多个非重叠时隙中随机地选择的。 9. The load control system according to claim 4, wherein said first and second slots are selected from a plurality of non-overlapping time slots at random.
  10. 10. 根据权利要求2所述的负载控制系统,其中,所述第一天线和第二天线隔开了约所述传输频率的四分之一波长。 10. The load control system as recited in claim 2, wherein said first and second antennas spaced about a quarter wavelength of the transmission frequency.
  11. 11. 根据权利要求1所述的负载控制系统,其中,所有所述能量控制器都包含在处于由所述广播控制器产生的所述无线信号的范围之内的区域内。 11. The load control system as recited in claim 1, wherein all of said energy controller contains a region within in the wireless signal generated by the controller of the broadcast range.
  12. 12. 根据权利要求11所述的负载控制系统,其中,所述区域约为5,000至15,000平方英尺。 12. The load control system according to claim 11, wherein the region from about 5,000 to 15,000 square feet.
  13. 13. 根据权利要求11所述的负载控制系统,其中,所述无线信号的所述范围覆盖从5, 000至15,000平方英尺的横向区域。 13. The load control system according to claim 11, wherein, the coverage range of the wireless signal 5, the lateral region from 000 to 15,000 square feet.
  14. 14. 根据权利要求1所述的负载控制系统,其中,所述第一无线信号和第二无线信号二者包括相同数字消息。 14. The load control system as recited in claim 1, wherein both the first and the second radio signal comprises a radio signal is the same as a digital message.
  15. 15. 根据权利要求1所述的负载控制系统,其中,所述第一天线被固定在适当的位置,以及所述第二天线能够旋转,当所述第二天线旋转时,所述第二位置一直与所述第一位置正交。 15. The load control system according to claim 1, wherein the first antenna is fixed in position, and the second antenna is rotatable, when the rotation of the second antenna, the second position It has orthogonal to the first position.
  16. 16. 根据权利要求1所述的负载控制系统,其中,所述天线的所述第一位置和第二位置隔开90度。 16. The load control system as recited in claim 1, wherein said antenna first and second positions spaced 90 degrees.
  17. 17. —种用于在负载控制系统中使用的广播控制器,所述负载控制系统用于控制一个或多个电力负载,所述负载控制系统具有至少一个能量控制器,所述至少一个能量控制器用于控制所述电力负载中的至少一个电力负载,所述广播控制器包括: 第一天线和第二天线; RF通信电路,所述RF通信电路能操作地耦合至所述第一天线和第二天线,用于以传输频率经由所述第一天线发射第一无线信号,以及以所述传输频率经由所述第二天线发射第二无线信号,所述RF通信电路包括经由RF开关耦合至所述第一天线和所述第二天线的RF发射器;以及控制电路,所述控制电路耦合至所述RF通信电路,用于使所述RF通信电路在第一时隙中发射所述第一无线信号以及在第二时隙中发射所述第二无线信号, 其中,所述控制电路耦合至所述RF开关,用于控制所述RF开关到第一位置 17. - Species broadcast controller for use in a load control system, the load control system for controlling one or more electrical loads, said load control system having at least one energy director, said at least one energy control for controlling said at least one electrical load in the electrical load, the broadcast controller comprising: a first antenna and a second antenna; RF communication circuit, said RF communication circuitry operatively coupled to the first and second antenna second antenna for transmitting a frequency to transmit via the first antenna a first radio signal, and the transmission frequency to transmit a second wireless signal via the second antenna, via the RF communication circuit comprises a switch coupled to the RF said first antenna and the second antenna of the RF transmitter; and a control circuit, said control circuit coupled to the RF communication circuit, said RF communication circuitry for transmitting the first in the first slot wireless signal and transmitting the second radio signal in the second slot, wherein the control circuit is coupled to the RF switch, to control the RF switch to the first position 和第二位置, 在所述第一位置所述RF发射器耦合至所述第一天线,在所述第二位置所述RF发射器耦合至所述第二天线,所述控制电路进一步耦合至所述RF发射器,用于使所述RF发射器在所述RF 开关处于所述第一位置时经由所述第一天线发射所述第一无线信号,以及在所述RF开关处于所述第二位置时经由所述第二天线发射所述第二无线信号。 And a second position, in said first position of said RF transmitter coupled to the first antenna, in the second position of the RF antenna coupled to the transmitter, is coupled to the control circuit further the RF transmitter, for causing said RF transmitter via the first antenna transmitting the radio signal when the first RF switch is in the first position, and in the second of the RF switch via the second antenna transmitting said second radio signal when the second position.
  18. 18. 根据权利要求17所述的广播控制器,其中,所述RF发射器包括RF收发信机,所述RF 收发信机能操作成:发射和接收无线信号。 18. The broadcast controller according to claim 17, wherein the RF transmitter includes an RF transceiver, the RF transceiver can operate to: transmit and receive wireless signals.
  19. 19. 根据权利要求18所述的广播控制器,其中,所述控制电路能操作成:将所述RF开关保持在所述第一位置以允许所述RF收发信机接收第三无线信号。 19. The broadcast controller according to claim 18, wherein said control circuit is operable to: the first RF switch held in the position to allow the RF transceiver receives a third wireless signal.
  20. 20. 根据权利要求19所述的广播控制器,其中,所述第一天线被布置在第一位置,以及所述第二天线被布置在与所述第一位置正交的第二位置。 20. The broadcast controller according to claim 19, wherein the first antenna is disposed in the first position, and said second antenna is disposed at a second position perpendicular to said first position.
  21. 21. 根据权利要求17所述的广播控制器,其中,所述第一天线被固定在适当的位置,以及所述第二天线能够旋转,当所述第二天线旋转时,所述第二位置一直与所述第一位置正交。 21. The broadcast controller according to claim 17, wherein the first antenna is fixed in position, and the second antenna is rotatable, when the rotation of the second antenna, the second position It has orthogonal to the first position.
  22. 22. 根据权利要求21所述的广播控制器,其中,所述第一天线和第二天线隔开了约所述传输频率的四分之一波长。 22. The broadcast controller according to claim 21, wherein said first and second antennas spaced about a quarter wavelength of the transmission frequency.
  23. 23. 根据权利要求17所述的广播控制器,其中,所述第一时隙和第二时隙不重叠。 23. The broadcast controller according to claim 17, wherein said first and second slots do not overlap.
  24. 24. 根据权利要求23所述的广播控制器,其中,所述第一时隙紧挨在所述第二时隙之前发生。 24. The broadcast controller according to claim 23, wherein the first time slot occurs immediately prior to the second time slot.
  25. 25. 根据权利要求23所述的广播控制器,其中,所述第一时隙和第二时隙是从多个非重叠时隙中随机地选择的。 25. The broadcast controller according to claim 23, wherein said first and second slots are selected from a plurality of non-overlapping time slots at random.
  26. 26. 根据权利要求17所述的广播控制器,其中,所述第一无线信号和第二无线信号二者包括相同数字消息。 26. The broadcast controller according to claim 17, wherein both the first and the second radio signal comprises a radio signal is the same as a digital message.
  27. 27. 根据权利要求17所述的广播控制器,其中,所述天线的所述第一位置和第二位置隔开90度。 27. The broadcast controller according to claim 17, wherein said antenna first and second positions spaced 90 degrees.
  28. 28. —种用于在负载控制系统中使用的广播控制器,所述负载控制系统用于控制一个或多个电力负载,所述负载控制系统具有至少一个能量控制器,所述至少一个能量控制器用于控制所述电力负载中的至少一个电力负载,所述广播控制器包括: 第一天线和第二天线; RF通信电路,所述RF通信电路操作地耦合至所述第一天线和第二天线,用于以传输频率经由所述第一天线发射第一无线信号,以及以所述传输频率经由所述第二天线发射第二无线信号,所述RF通信电路包括能操作成发射和接收无线信号的第一RF收信机和第二RF收发信机,所述第一RF收发信机耦合到所述第一天线用于发射所述第一无线信号,所述第二RF收发信机耦合到所述第二天线用于发射所述第二无线信号;以及控制电路,所述控制电路耦合至所述RF通信电路的所述第一RF收发信机和所述第二R 28. - Species broadcast controller for use in a load control system, the load control system for controlling one or more electrical loads, said load control system having at least one energy director, said at least one energy control for controlling said at least one electrical load in the electrical load, the broadcast controller comprising: a first antenna and a second antenna; RF communication circuit, said RF communication circuitry operatively coupled to the first and second antenna an antenna for transmitting a frequency to transmit via the first antenna a first radio signal, and the transmission frequency to transmit a second wireless signal via the second antenna, the RF communication circuit is operable to include a wireless transmitting and receiving the first receiver RF transceiver and a second RF signal, the first RF transceiver is coupled to the first antenna for transmitting the first radio signal, the second RF transceiver coupled to the second antenna for transmitting the second radio signal; and a control circuit, said control circuit is coupled to the RF communication circuit of the first RF transceiver and said second R F 收发信机,用于使所述第一RF收发信机在第一时隙经由所述第一天线发射所述第一无线信号,并且使所述第二RF收发信机在第二时隙经由所述第二天线发射所述第二无线信号; 其中,所述控制电路能操作成经由所述第一天线和所述第二天线同时接收第三无线信号。 F transceiver, for causing the first RF transceiver in the first time slot the first antenna transmits via the first wireless signal and said second RF transceiver at the second time slot via the second antenna transmitting said second radio signal; wherein said control circuit is operable to simultaneously receive a third wireless signal via the first antenna and the second antenna.
  29. 29. 根据权利要求28所述的广播控制器,其中,所述第一RF收发信机能操作成经由所述第一天线接收所述第三无线信号并且生成第一接收信号,并且所述第二RF收发信机能操作成经由所述第二天线接收所述第三无线信号并且生成第二接收信号。 29. The broadcast controller according to claim 28, wherein said first RF transceiver can operate via the first antenna to receive the third signal and generate a first received radio signal, and the second RF transceiver can operate to receive the third wireless signal via the second antenna and generates a second receiving signal.
  30. 30. 根据权利要求29所述的广播控制器,其中,所述控制电路能操作成解码所述第一接收信号和所述第二接收信号二者,并且对首先解码的信号作出响应。 30. The broadcast controller according to claim 29, wherein said control circuit is operable to decode both the first received signal and the second received signal, and responsive to the decoded first signal.
  31. 31. 根据权利要求29所述的广播控制器,其中,所述控制电路能操作成所述第一接收信号和所述第二接收信号中的哪一个具有更大的信号强度,并且对具有更大信号强度的信号作出响应。 31. The broadcast controller according to claim 29, wherein said control circuit is operable to which one of the first received signal and said second received signal having a greater signal strength, and having more signal strength of the signal in response.
  32. 32. 根据权利要求29所述的广播控制器,其中,所述控制电路能操作成组合所述第一接收信号和所述第二接收信号并且对组合信号作出响应。 32. The broadcast controller according to claim 29, wherein said control circuit is operable to combine the first reception signal and the second received signal and responsive to the combined signal. 3 3. —种用于控制多个电力负载的负载控制系统,所述负载控制系统包括: 第一广播控制器,所述第一广播控制器具有能操作成同时接收无线信号的第一天线和第二天线,所述第一天线被布置在第一位置,以及所述第二天线被布置在与所述第一位置正交的第二位置,所述广播控制器包括耦合至所述第一天线和第二天线的RF通信电路,用于接收所述无线信号,所述RF通信电路能操作成:响应于由所述第一天线接收到所述无线信号而生成第一接收信号,以及响应于由所述第二天线接收到所述无线信号而生成第二接收信号,所述广播控制器进一步包括耦合至所述RF通信电路的控制电路,用于接收所述第一接收信号和所述第二接收信号; 其中,所述控制电路能操作成:通过处理所述第一接收信号和第二接收信号,对由所述第一天线和第二天线接收到的所述无 3. 3 - load control system for controlling a plurality of electrical loads, said load control system comprising: a first broadcast controller, having a first broadcast controller operable to simultaneously receive a first wireless signal and antenna a second antenna, the first antenna is disposed in the first position, and said second antenna is disposed at a second position perpendicular to said first location, said broadcast controller coupled to the first comprising RF communication circuitry and a second antenna for receiving the radio signals, the RF communication circuit is operable to: in response to the response received by the first antenna to the radio signal to generate a first received signal, and by the second antenna to receive the wireless signal to generate a second received signal, the broadcast controller further comprises a control circuit coupled to the RF communication circuit for receiving the first received signal and the receiving a second signal; wherein said control circuit is operable to: receive signal by processing the first and second receiving signals, received by the first antenna and the second antenna without 信号作出响应。 Signal to respond.
  33. 34. 根据权利要求33所述的负载控制系统,其中,所述RF通信包括:第一RF接收器,所述第一RF接收器耦合至所述第一天线,用于接收所述无线信号以及生成所述第一接收信号; 以及第二RF接收器,所述第二RF接收器耦合至所述第二天线,用于接收所述无线信号以及生成所述第二接收信号。 34. The load control system of claim 33, wherein said RF communication comprises: a first RF receiver, the first RF receiver coupled to the first antenna for receiving said wireless signal and generating the first received signal; and a second RF receiver, a second RF receiver coupled to said antenna, for receiving the wireless signal and generating the second received signal.
  34. 35. 根据权利要求34所述的负载控制系统,其中,所述第一广播控制器的所述控制电路能操作成:解码所述第一接收信号和第二接收信号,以及对所述第一接收信号和第二接收信号中首先被解码的一个作出响应。 35. The load control system according to claim 34, wherein said first broadcast controller control circuit operable to: decode the first received signal and second received signals, and the first receiving a second signal and a received signal is first decoded to respond.
  35. 36. 根据权利要求34所述的负载控制系统,其中,所述第一广播控制器的所述控制电路能操作成:确定所述第一接收信号和第二接收信号中的哪一个具有较大信号强度,以及对具有所述较大信号强度的接收信号作出响应。 36. The load control system according to claim 34, wherein said first broadcast controller control circuit operable to: determine which one of the first received signal and second received signal having a larger signal strength, and responsive to a received signal having the larger signal strength.
  36. 37. 根据权利要求34所述的负载控制系统,其中,所述第一广播控制器的所述控制电路能操作成:组合所述第一接收到的和第二接收信号,以及对所组合的信号作出响应。 37. The load control system according to claim 34, wherein said first broadcast controller control circuit operable to: a first combination received by said second receiving signal, and the combination of signal to respond.
  37. 38. 根据权利要求34所述的负载控制系统,其中,所述第一RF接收器和第二RF接收器包括RF收发信机,所述RF收发信机能操作成发射和接收无线信号。 38. The load control system according to claim 34, wherein said first and second RF receiver RF receiver includes an RF transceiver, the RF transceiver can operate to transmit and receive wireless signals.
  38. 39. 根据权利要求33所述的负载控制系统,进一步包括: 多个命令器,所述多个命令器能操作成发射无线信号;以及多个能量控制器,每个能量控制器能操作成:响应于从所述命令器中的至少一个命令器接收到的无线信号,控制至少一个电力负载; 其中,所述广播控制器能操作成:从所述命令器和所述能量控制器接收无线信号。 39. The load control system as recited in claim 33, further comprising: a plurality of commands, said plurality of commands is operable to transmit wireless signals; and a plurality of energy directors, each energy controller is operable to: in response to commands received from at least one of said commander is a wireless signal to the controlling at least one electrical load; wherein said broadcast controller is operable to: receive wireless command signals from the controller and the energy .
  39. 40. 根据权利要求39所述的负载控制系统,进一步包括: 第二广播控制器,所述第二广播控制器能操作成:从所述命令器和所述能量控制器接收无线信号。 40. A load control system according to claim 39, further comprising: a second broadcast controller, the second broadcast controller operable to: receive wireless command signals from the controller and the energy.
  40. 41. 根据权利要求40所述的负载控制系统,其中,所述第一广播控制器和第二广播控制器经由网络耦合在一起。 41. A load control system according to claim 40, wherein said first and second broadcast controller are coupled together via the network broadcast controller.
  41. 42. 根据权利要求33所述的负载控制系统,其中,所述第一天线和第二天线隔开了约所述传输频率的四分之一波长。 42. The load control system according to claim 33, wherein said first and second antennas spaced about a quarter wavelength of the transmission frequency.
  42. 43. 根据权利要求33所述的负载控制系统,其中,所述第一天线被固定在合适的位置, 以及所述第二天线能够旋转,当所述第二天线旋转时,所述第二位置一直与所述第一位置正交。 43. The load control system according to claim 33, wherein the first antenna is fixed in position, and the second antenna is rotatable, when the rotation of the second antenna, the second position It has orthogonal to the first position.
  43. 44. 根据权利要求33所述的负载控制系统,其中,所述天线的所述第一位置和第二位置隔开90度。 44. A load control system according to claim 33, wherein said antenna first and second positions spaced 90 degrees.
  44. 45. —种RF接收设备,包括: 第一天线和第二天线,所述第一天线和第二天线能操作成同时接收无线信号,所述第一天线被布置在第一位置,以及所述第二天线被布置在与所述第一位置正交的第二位置; 第一RF接收器,所述第一RF接收器耦合至所述第一天线,用于接收所述无线信号以及生成第一接收信号; 第二RF接收器,所述第二RF接收器耦合至所述第二天线,用于接收所述无线信号以及生成第二接收信号;以及控制电路,所述控制电路耦合至所述第一RF接收器和第二RF接收器,用于接收所述第一接收信号和第二接收信号,所述控制电路能操作成:处理所述第一接收信号和第二接收信号,以对由所述第一天线和第二天线接收到的所述无线信号作出响应。 45. - Species RF receiving apparatus, comprising: a first antenna and a second antenna, the first and second antennas operable to simultaneously receive radio signals, the antenna is first disposed in the first position, and the a second antenna is disposed in a position perpendicular to the first position; a first RF receiver, the first RF receiver coupled to the first antenna for receiving said wireless signal and generating a first a reception signal; a second RF receiver, a second RF receiver coupled to said antenna, for receiving the wireless signal and generating a second received signal; and a control circuit, the control circuit is coupled to the said first and second RF receiver RF receiver for receiving the first received signal and second received signals, the control circuit operable to: process the first received signal and second received signals to responsive to the wireless signal received by the first antenna and the second antenna.
  45. 46. 根据权利要求45所述的RF接收设备,其中,所述控制电路能操作成:解码所述第一接收信号和第二接收信号,以及对所述第一接收信号和第二接收信号中首先被解码的一个作出响应。 46. ​​The RF receiving apparatus according to claim 45, wherein said control circuit is operable to: decode the first received signal and second received signals, and the first received signal and second received signal to a first decoding responsive.
  46. 47. 根据权利要求45所述的RF接收设备,其中,所述控制电路能操作成:确定所述第一接收信号和第二接收信号中的哪一个具有较大信号强度,以及对具有所述较大信号强度的接收信号作出响应。 47. The RF receiving apparatus according to claim 45, wherein said control circuit is operable to: determine the first received signal and second received signal which has a greater signal strength, and having the greater signal strength received signal in response.
  47. 48. 根据权利要求45所述的RF接收设备,其中,所述控制电路能操作成:组合所述第一接收信号和第二接收信号,以及对所组合的信号作出响应。 48. The RF receiving apparatus according to claim 45, wherein said control circuit is operable to: combine the first received signal and second received signal, and responsive to the combined signal.
  48. 49. 根据权利要求45所述的RF接收设备,其中,所述第一RF接收器和第二RF接收器包括RF收发信机,所述RF收发信机能操作成发射和接收无线信号。 49. The RF receiving apparatus according to claim 45, wherein said first and second RF receiver RF receiver includes an RF transceiver, the RF transceiver can operate to transmit and receive wireless signals.
  49. 50. 根据权利要求45所述的RF接收设备,其中,所述第一天线和第二天线隔开了约所述传输频率的四分之一波长。 50. The RF receiving apparatus according to claim 45, wherein said first and second antennas spaced about a quarter wavelength of the transmission frequency.
  50. 51. 根据权利要求45所述的RF接收设备,其中,所述第一天线被固定在合适的位置,以及所述第二天线能够旋转,当所述第二天线旋转时,所述第二位置一直与所述第一位置正交。 51. The RF receiving apparatus according to claim 45, wherein the first antenna is fixed in position, and the second antenna is rotatable, when the rotation of the second antenna, the second position It has orthogonal to the first position.
  51. 52. 根据权利要求45所述的RF接收设备,其中,所述天线的所述第一位置和第二位置隔开90度。 52. The RF receiving apparatus according to claim 45, wherein said antenna first and second positions spaced 90 degrees. 5 3. —种用于控制多个电力负载的负载控制系统,所述负载控制系统包括: 多个负载控制设备,每个负载控制设备被配置为控制所述电力负载中的至少一个电力负载;以及无线控制器,所述无线控制器具有第一天线和第二天线,所述第一天线和所述第二天线彼此正交,所述无线控制器被配置成经由所述第一天线发射第一无线信号以及经由所述第二天线发射第二无线信号; 其中,所述负载控制设备中的每一个被配制成接收所述第一无线信号和所述第二无线信号中的至少一个,并且响应于接收的无线信号控制相应的负载。 3. 5 - load control system for controlling a plurality of electrical loads, said load control system comprising: a plurality of load control devices, each load control device is configured to control the electric power load at least one electrical load; and a radio controller, said controller having a first radio antenna and a second line, orthogonal to the first antenna and the second antenna to each other, the wireless controller is configured to transmit via the first antenna section a wireless signal and transmitting a second wireless signal via the second antenna; wherein each of said load control signal is received the first wireless formulated apparatus and the second wireless signal in at least one, and in response to receiving a wireless signal corresponding load control.
  52. 54. 根据权利要求53所述的负载控制系统,其中,所述无线控制器被配置成在相同的传输频率发射所述第一无线信号和所述第二无线信号。 54. The load control system according to claim 53, wherein the wireless controller is configured to transmit the first radio signal and the second wireless signal in the same transmission frequency.
  53. 55. 根据权利要求54所述的负载控制系统,其中,所述无线控制器被配置成在第一时隙发射所述第一无线信号并且在第二时隙发射所述第二无线信号。 55. The load control system according to claim 54, wherein the wireless controller is configured to transmit the first radio signal in a first time slot and transmitting the second radio signal in the second slot.
  54. 56. 根据权利要求55所述的负载控制系统,其中,所述第一时隙和所述第二时隙不重置。 56. The load control system as recited in claim 55, wherein said first slot and said second slot is not reset.
  55. 57. 根据权利要求56所述的负载控制系统,其中,所述第一时隙紧挨在所述第二时隙之前出现。 57. The load control system as recited in claim 56, wherein the first time slot occurs immediately prior to the second time slot.
  56. 58. 根据权利要求55所述的负载控制系统,其中,从多个不重叠的时隙中随机选择所述第一时隙和所述第二时隙。 58. The load control system as recited in claim 55, wherein selecting the first slot and the second slot from a plurality of random time slots do not overlap.
  57. 59. 根据权利要求53所述的负载控制系统,其中,所述第一无线信号和第二无线信号二者包括相同数字消息。 59. The load control system as recited in claim 53, wherein both the first and the second radio signal comprises a radio signal is the same as a digital message.
  58. 60. —种用于在负载控制系统中使用的无线控制器,所述负载控制系统用于控制一个或多个电力负载,所述无线控制器包括: 第一天线; 第二天线,所述第二天线相对于所述第一天线正交取向; RF通信电路,所述RF通信电路被配置成以传输频率经由所述第一天线发射第一无线信号,以及以所述传输频率经由所述第二天线发射第二无线信号;以及控制电路,所述控制电路被配置成使所述RF通信电路在第一时隙发射所述第一无线信号并且在第二时隙发射所述第二无线信号。 60. - kind of wireless controllers for use in a load control system, the load control system for controlling one or more electrical loads, the radio controller comprising: a first antenna; a second antenna, said first with respect to the second antenna to the first antenna orthogonal orientation; RF communication circuitry, the RF communication circuitry is configured to transmit frequency via a first antenna transmits said first radio signal, and to the transmission frequency via the first the second antenna transmitting a second radio signal; and a control circuit, the control circuit is configured to cause the RF communication circuit transmits the first wireless signal transmitted in the first slot and a second slot of the second radio signal .
  59. 61. 根据权利要求60所述的无线控制器,其中,所述RF通信电路包括:耦合至所述第一天线的第一RF发射器,用于发射所述第一无线信号;以及,耦合至所述第二天线的第二RF发射器,用于发射所述第二无线信号,所述控制电路耦合至所述第一RF发射器和第二RF发射器,使所述第一RF发射器经由所述第一天线发射所述第一无线信号,以及使所述第二RF发射器经由所述第二天线发射所述第二无线信号。 61. The radio controller according to claim 60, wherein, the RF communication circuit comprises: a first RF transmitter coupled to the first antenna for transmitting the first radio signal; and, coupled to the second RF transmitter antenna for transmitting the second radio signal, the control circuit coupled to the first RF transmitter and a second RF transmitter, the first transmitter RF via the first antenna transmitting the first radio signal, and causing said RF transmitter to transmit the second radio signal via the second antenna.
  60. 62. 根据权利要求61所述的无线控制器,其中,所述第一RF发射器和第二RF发射器包括RF收发信机,所述RF收发信机被配置成:发射和接收无线信号。 62. The radio controller according to claim 61, wherein said first and second RF transmitter RF transmitter includes an RF transceiver, the RF transceiver is configured to: transmit and receive wireless signals.
  61. 63. 根据权利要求62所述的无线控制器,其中,所述控制电路被配置成:同时经由所述第一天线和第二天线接收第三无线信号。 63. The radio controller according to claim 62, wherein the control circuit is configured to: receive a third radio signals simultaneously via the first and second antennas.
  62. 64. 根据权利要求63所述的无线控制器,其中,所述第一RF收发信机被配置成:经由所述第一天线接收所述第三无线信号以及生成第一接收信号,以及所述第二RF收发信机被配置成:经由所述第二天线接收所述第三无线信号以及生成第二接收信号。 64. The radio controller according to claim 63, wherein said first RF transceiver configured to: receive the third radio signals via the first antenna and generating a first receiver signal, and the a second RF transceiver configured to: receive the third radio signals via the antenna and generating a second received signal.
  63. 65. 根据权利要求64所述的无线控制器,其中,所述控制电路被配置成:解码所述第一接收信号和第二接收信号,以及对对首先被解码的信号作出响应。 65. The radio controller according to claim 64, wherein the control circuit is configured to: decode the first received signal and second received signal, and responsive to signals of the decoded first.
  64. 66. 根据权利要求64所述的无线控制器,其中,所述控制电路被配置成:确定所述第一接收信号和第二接收信号中的哪一个具有较大信号强度,以及对具有所述较大信号强度的信号作出响应。 66. The radio controller according to claim 64, wherein the control circuit is configured to: determine the first received signal and second received signal which has a greater signal strength, and having the signal responsive to the larger signal strength.
  65. 67. 根据权利要求64所述的无线控制器,其中,所述控制电路被配置成:组合所述第一接收信号和第二接收信号,以及对所组合的信号作出响应。 67. The radio controller according to claim 64, wherein the control circuit is configured to: combine the first received signal and second received signal, and responsive to the combined signal.
  66. 68. 根据权利要求60所述的无线控制器,其中,所述RF通信电路包括RF发射器,所述RF 发射器经由RF开关耦合至所述第一天线和第二天线,所述控制电路耦合至所述RF开关,并且被配置成控制所述RF开关至第一位置和第二位置,在所述第一位置所述RF发射器耦合至所述第一天线,在所述第二位置所述RF发射器耦合至所述第二天线,所述控制电路进一步被配置成使所述RF发射器在所述RF开关处于所述第一位置时经由所述第一天线发射所述第一无线信号,以及在所述RF开关处于所述第二位置时经由所述第二天线发射所述第二无线信号。 68. The radio controller according to claim 60, wherein, the RF communication circuit includes an RF transmitter circuitry coupled to the RF transmitter via the RF switch coupled to the first and second antennas, the control to the RF switch, and is configured to control the RF switch to the first and second positions, coupled to the first antenna in the first position of said RF transmitter is in the second position when said RF transmitter coupled to the antenna, the control circuit is further configured to cause the RF transmitter in the RF switch in the first position via the first antenna transmits said first radio signal, and when the second antenna via the RF switch is in the second position the second wireless transmitting signal.
  67. 69. 根据权利要求68所述的无线控制器,其中,所述RF发射器包括RF收发信机,所述RF 收发信机被配置成发射和接收无线信号。 69. The radio controller according to claim 68, wherein the RF transmitter includes an RF transceiver, the RF transceiver is configured to transmit and receive wireless signals.
  68. 70. 根据权利要求69所述的无线控制器,其中,所述控制电路被配置成:将所述RF开关保持在所述第一位置以允许所述RF收发信机在所述第一天线上接收第三无线信号。 70. The radio controller according to claim 69, wherein the control circuit is configured to: the first RF switch held in the on position to allow the first antenna in the RF transceiver receiving a third wireless signal.
  69. 71. 根据权利要求60所述的无线控制器,其中,所述第一时隙和第二时隙不重叠。 71. The radio controller according to claim 60, wherein said first and second slots do not overlap.
  70. 72. 根据权利要求71所述的无线控制器,其中,所述第一时隙紧挨在所述第二时隙之前发生。 72. The radio controller according to claim 71, wherein the first time slot immediately prior to the second time slot occurs.
  71. 73. 根据权利要求72所述的无线控制器,其中,从多个不重叠的时隙中随机选择所述第一时隙和所述第二时隙。 73. The radio controller according to claim 72, wherein selecting the first slot and the second slot from a plurality of random time slots do not overlap.
  72. 74. 根据权利要求60所述的无线控制器,其中,所述第一无线信号和第二无线信号二者包括相同数字消息。 74. The radio controller according to claim 60, wherein both the first and the second radio signal comprises a radio signal is the same as a digital message.
  73. 75. —种用于在负载控制系统中使用的无线控制器,所述负载控制系统用于控制一个或多个电力负载,所述无线控制器包括: 第一天线,所述第一天线能操作成接收无线信号; 第二天线,所述第二天线相对于所述第一天线正交取向,所述第二天线能操作成与所述第一天线同时接收无线信号; RF通信电路,所述RF通信电路耦合到所述第一天线和所述第二天线用于接收所述无线信号,所述RF通信电路被配置成响应于通过所述第一天线接收所述无线信号而生成第一接收信号,以及响应于通过所述第二天线接收所述无线信号而生成第二接收信号;以及控制电路,所述控制电路耦合到所述RF通信电路用于接收所述第一接收信号和所述第二接收信号,所述控制电路通过处理所述第一接收信号和所述第二接收信号来对由所述第一天线和所述第二天线接收的所述无线 75. - kind of wireless controllers for use in a load control system, the load control system for controlling one or more electrical loads, the radio controller comprises: a first antenna, said first antenna is operable to receive a wireless signal; a second antenna, the second antenna relative to the first antenna orthogonally oriented, said second antenna is operable to receive a wireless signal simultaneously with the first antenna; the RF communication circuit, said RF communication circuit coupled to the first antenna and the second antenna for receiving the radio signals, the RF communication circuitry is configured to respond to the first antenna receives the radio signal generated by the first receiver signal, and in response to receiving the received radio signal to generate a second signal via the second antenna; and a control circuit, said control circuit coupled to the RF communication circuit for receiving the first received signal and the receiving a second signal, the control circuit by processing the first received signal and the second received signal by said first radio antenna and the second antenna receiving 号作出响应。 No. respond.
  74. 76. 根据权利要求75所述的无线控制器,其中,所述RF通信电路包括:第一RF接收器,所述第一RF接收器耦合到所述第一天线用于接收所述无线信号并且生成所述第一接收信号; 以及第二RF接收器,所述第二RF接收器耦合到所述第二天线用于接收所述无线信号并且生成所述第二接收信号。 76. The radio controller according to claim 75, wherein, the RF communication circuit comprises: a first RF receiver, the first RF receiver coupled to the first antenna for receiving said wireless signal and generating the first received signal; and a second RF receiver, the second RF receiver coupled to the antenna for receiving the wireless signal and generate the second received signal.
  75. 77. 根据权利要求76所述的无线控制器,其中,所述控制电路被配置成解码所述第一接收信号和所述第二接收信号,并且对所述第一接收信号和所述第二接收信号中被首先解码的一个作出响应。 77. The radio controller according to claim 76, wherein the control circuit is configured to decode the first received signal and the second received signal, and receiving the first signal and the second the received signal is first decoded to a response.
  76. 78. 根据权利要求76所述的无线控制器,其中,所述控制电路被配置成:确定所述第一接收信号和第二接收信号中的哪一个具有较大信号强度,以及对所述第一接收信号和第二接收信号中具有较大信号强度的信号作出响应。 78. The radio controller according to claim 76, wherein the control circuit is configured to: determine the first received signal and second received signal which has a greater signal strength, and the second receiving a second signal and a signal having a large received signal strength responsive to the signal.
  77. 79. 根据权利要求76所述的无线控制器,其中,所述控制电路被配置成:组合所述第一接收信号和第二接收信号,以及对所组合的信号作出响应。 79. The radio controller according to claim 76, wherein the control circuit is configured to: combine the first received signal and second received signal, and responsive to the combined signal.
  78. 80. 根据权利要求76所述的无线控制器,其中,所述第一RF接收器和所述第二RF接收器包括RF收发信机,所述RF收发信机被配置成发射和接收无线信号。 80. The radio controller according to claim 76, wherein the first RF receiver and the RF receiver comprises a second RF transceiver, the RF transceiver is configured to transmit and receive wireless signals .
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